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Workforce Training Program Renewed for Third Year

Job Training Albuquerque has created over 300 new jobs in Albuquerque, helped 100 businesses

July 18, 2022


ALBUQUERQUE –The City’s Job Training Albuquerque (JTA), a workforce development program developed by Mayor Tim Keller’s administration in partnership with CNM, has received funding for a third year of operations after two successful years of job creation through upskilling locals.

“Job Training Albuquerque introduces workers and employers to career pathways that boost everyone’s economic success,” said Economic Development director Charles Ashley, III. “The program is producing skilled locals that are a great asset to their existing employer and that are highly marketable to potential employers. This is only the beginning of our efforts to build an economy that works for everyone.”

Since launching in January 2020, JTA has trained 303 individuals, helped employers add 312 jobs in Albuquerque, and added $11,426,896 in annual wage-earning power to Albuquerque’s economy. JTA is gaining popularity in our community and has helped 100 small businesses—with 46% being women-owned businesses.

“CNM is very proud to be part of this very successful partnership with the City of Albuquerque that is skilling up employees and enabling them to move up into higher level and higher paying positions that fuel growth for small businesses and our economy,” said CNM President Tracy Hartzler. “CNM and CNM Ingenuity are excited about the future of Job Training Albuquerque and we look forward to continuing our strong support of workforce development, small business growth, and all of the outstanding training providers that are focused on skilling up our workforce to help Albuquerque businesses and our community thrive.”

JTA is able to offer a wide variety of courses in sought-after professions with the help of its training partners including The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, the New Mexico Child Care and Education Association, and CNM Ingenuity.

“My administration introduced Job Training Albuquerque as a critical step to addressing the labor crisis in our community,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our goal was to build Albuquerque’s workforce one worker at a time, but the impact of this program stretches far beyond labor needs. JTA and its employer partners are paving the way to brighter futures for Burquenos.”

JTA is currently accepting employer applications for a variety of trainings. A full listing of courses, how to apply, and more can be found at https://jobtrainingabq.org/.