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President's Report - January 2020

Jan 01, 2020

Wishing You and Yours a Happy New Year

With a new year and a new decade under way, I wish all of our CNM supporters a terrific 2020 and plenty of happiness and good health in the decade ahead. Cheers to you and our wonderful central New Mexico community. And thank you for your support of CNM.

Spring Term Starts Jan. 13

CNM’s 2020 Spring Term begins Monday, Jan. 13. But don’t fret if you or somebody you know still wants to sign up for classes. CNM offers hundreds of condensed classes that start later in the term. Visit cnm.edu or call 224-3000 for more information. 

CNM, City of Albuquerque Partner on New Job Training Albuquerque Effort

On Jan. 9, CNM and the City of Albuquerque announced a new workforce development program, Job Training Albuquerque (JTA). JTA will offer small businesses in Albuquerque the opportunity to get their employees trained in high-demand skills while awarding the employee college credit or an industry credential for each program they participate in. Ultimately, the goal of JTA is to spur small business growth, job creation and a deeper pool of workforce talent for existing and potential companies. “Small businesses have made it heard loud and clear; they need a talented and skilled workforce. Today we are responding to that request,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “JTA will fill in gaps left by other programs by providing training in areas like digital marketing, accounting, project management and others. This will result in a deep labor talent pool for existing and potential employers. For more information, visit jobtrainingalbuquerque.org.

Deep Dive Coding Expanding into Data Science and Internet of Things Bootcamps

More than 440 students have successfully gone through CNM’s Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps, where they learn the fundamentals of coding in 10 weeks and then move directly into well-paying jobs that help fuel our economy. As a next step in Deep Dive’s evolution, and to meet an increasing demand for technology training in emerging fields, Deep Dive will be offering two new cutting-edge bootcamps this February -- Data Science and the Internet of Things. The Data Science Bootcamp will run 10 weeks and is the first intermediate-to-expert bootcamp offered. Applicants will need some background in coding, statistics, and the field they plan to enter (business, healthcare, energy, etc.), but will come out eligible for jobs that often start at $75,000 to $125,000 per year in the Albuquerque area and $140K nationally. Data science as a field deals with everything from data management to machine learning and is currently being used in everything from the movies Netflix recommends to self-driving cars. According to a recent study, the need for data scientists is set to spike 28 percent in 2020. The Internet of Things Bootcamp will also start in February and run 10 weeks. Open to anyone, students will learn the fundamentals of how to code and make smart devices that gather and share data for better functionality at home and work. The Internet of Things, which started with a smart thermostat, has expanded to nearly every industry from healthcare to city government, and jobs in this industry are in high demand. It’s estimated that there will be a trillion connected devices by 2035, which is more than 100 smart devices for every person on earth. People who love technology, tinkering, and manufacturing, are encouraged to apply.

CNM Expands Micro-credentialing Efforts

There’s more to a job than just basic skill requirements listed on a job description. In the modern workforce, employees are also expected to understand how to work collaboratively, take initiative, and fit into a diverse team—among other subtle traits employers covet. The problem is these micro-skills aren’t often taught. Micro-credentialing is a project where micro-skills, also known as “soft skills,” like communication and critical thinking, are taught and certified. CNM is one of three pilot schools that’s developed a micro-credentialing program offered to students. And now that program is available to community partners, including Nusenda Credit Union. CNM is implementing micro-credentialing that will be taught in Nusenda trainings. Nusenda identified three micro-skills to focus on—critical thinking, initiative, and creative problem solving—and they will be taught in context of a financial institution.

Donations

CNM’s grateful for donations to the CNM Foundation from these donors:

  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • Century Sign Builders
  • Dion's
  • Dr. V. Vita M. Saavedra
  • DSRM National Bank
  • Glass-Rite
  • Kirtland Federal Credit Union
  • Mr. Adrian R. Chavez and Mrs. Michelle Chavez
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Farr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Humphrey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Canfield
  • Mr. Phillip A. Bustos and Mrs. Joan Bustos
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Leonard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cook
  • Mr. Jason C. Bolles
  • Mr. John T. Chavez and Mrs. Mary Torres
  • Mr. Lewis A. Suber
  • Mrs. Annette Chavez y DeLaCruz and Mr. Art De La Cruz
  • Mrs. Dorothy Rainosek and Mr. Larry Rainosek
  • Mrs. Elsie Morosin and Mr. Bruno Morosin
  • Mrs. Rupal Gupta and Mr. Manish Gupta
  • Ms. Danielle R. Sengel
  • Ms. Helen J. Wertheim
  • Ms. Jurhee M. Ivy
  • Ms. Nancy S. Musinski
  • Ms. Penelope S. Holbrook
  • Ms. Ruth Tribou
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • PNM
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • SDV Construction, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Western Sky Community Care

We Appreciate Your Support of CNM!
Tracy Hartzler

CNM President