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CNM Expecting 2,000 High School Students on Campus Friday for College Day

February 17, 2016 -- About 2,000 high school students from 36 different schools around the region will converge on CNM’s Main Campus on Friday, Feb. 19 to learn about the wide variety of programs offered at CNM.
CNM Expecting 2,000 High School Students on Campus Friday for College Day

Feb 17, 2016

It will be the fourth year CNM has hosted College Day, formerly known as Career Technical Education (CTE) Day. The college will  put many of its programs on display for students, providing demonstrations and some hands-on activities in fields like nursing, welding, aviation maintenance, fire science and laser technology (photonics), just to name a few.

Students will be bused in from their home schools, ranging from as far away as Cuba, the East Mountains and Los Lunas. They will explore labs, see equipment in use and get hands-on experiences. Buses start arriving around 8 a.m. and will depart by 2 p.m.

CNM President Kathie Winograd will welcome the students at 10:45 a.m. at the newly renovated patio area outside the Student Services Center, followed by the reading of a poem by Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque’s former poet laureate and a representative for the City of Albuquerque’s Running Start for Careers Program.

As a new feature this year is a social media contest. The students who place the most hashtag photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram talking about CNM College Day will win prizes.

The students are encouraged to bring their lunches or money to buy lunch at food trucks.

Career Day sponsors include TLC Plumbing, Running Start for Careers and the Albuquerque Business & Education Compact.

Click here for more information about CNM’s College Day.