Panelists Vanessa Ortiz/US Bank, CJ Bacino/ LANL, Everett Trujillo/Axiom CPAs, and State Auditor Hector Balderas, participated in a "Soft Skills" panel discussion at the Accelerate Career Readiness event on February 14. Photo courtesy of Julia Anderson/Office of the State Auditor.
Accelerate Math Camp Shown to Eliminate Achievement Gap
Evan Fishbein meets Senator Udall Photo courtesy of Salvador Zapien ladailypost.com
UNM-LA Accelerate Student Meets Senator Udall
Los Alamos - Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., visited the New Mexico Consortium's (NMC) Biological Research Laboratory and Greenhouse in Los Alamos on Friday, December 8, 2013. The Senator toured the facility, talked with researchers, and spoke to guests at a reception organized for the visit.
While touring the facility, Senator Udall was introduced to UNM-Los Alamos Accelerate student Evan Fishbein. Fishbein is working at NMC through a fellowship paid for by Accelerate in order to gain work experience and become well-versed in the establishment and maintenance of greenhouse systems. Click here to read the full article
Accelerate Your Path to a New Career
Accelerate, Technical Training and Job Placement program can assist you while you earn your certificate or two-year degree at one of six Northern New Mexico Colleges.
Enroll in a designated degree and/or certificate program at Luna Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, Northern New Mexico College, Santa Fe Community College University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, or University of New Mexico – Taos and Accelerate will help you to:
- Increase your confidence in your math abilities
- Receive tuition assistance and credit for basic-level math classes, plus a stipend
- Work one-on-one throughout the year with a career coach/advisor
- Attend events to meet and interact with regional employers
- Participate in a paid Fellowship while going to school
- Enhance your professional readiness skills before you graduate
This network of six Northern New Mexico colleges is offering a program of study and ongoing coaching that quickly prepares people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities. The program also retrains workers in core technical areas for careers in a number of technology-related fields. Accelerate provides a first step toward obtaining jobs, as well as a flexible foundation for retraining as industries and employers innovate in the future.
Join the Accelerate program while going to college and you will have the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance, receive credit for some classes, enhance your professional readiness skills, and earn stipends. You’ll also have a career advisor to pro-actively guide you in one on one meetings at school, introduce you to regional employers, help place you in internships, and assist with future employment or your continuing education. If you are a non-traditional student or worker interested in pursuing a certificate or 2-year degree program or are returning to college for career training, you are a good fit for the Accelerate program.