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Career Technical Education Open House to Welcome 2,000 Middle and High School Students Friday

Feb. 20, 2013 -- In conjunction with National Career Technical Education Month in February, CNM will be putting 30 of its CTE programs on display for potential students during the college’s first CTE Open House on Friday (Feb. 22) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Campus. More than 2,000 middle and high school students have signed up to get hands-on with CNM’s CTE programs.

 

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry will be at the event and he’ll speak to the students about the critical role career technical education plays in the region’s economy at 10:15 a.m. in the Ted Chavez Hall parking lot.

Thirty of CNM's CTE programs will provide tours of their facilities and information about their programs. Most will also offer hands-on activities or demonstrations, such as the Welding program offering welding simulations (safety glasses provided); the Fire Science program providing tours of a fire truck; the Nursing program will provide demonstrations involving high-tech mannequin patients; the Diesel Technology program will have a 476-horsepower diesel engine on display; the Aviation Maintenance program will have a helicopter and operating jet engine on display; and the EMS program will teach the basics of CPR, just to list a few.

CNM Student Services employees will also be available to answer questions and provide information about student resources and how to become a CNM student.

For more information about the event, including an A to Z listing of CTE programs at CNM, go to www.cnm.edu/cteopenhouse.

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