CNM Highlights Importance of Apprenticeships as Additional Career Pathway

The college was proud to participate in the U.S. Department of Labor's National Apprenticeship Week
November 19, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor is currently celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. The weeklong celebration allows labor and business leaders, educational institutions, career seekers, and other partners to demonstrate support for apprenticeships in preparing a highly skilled and diverse workforce to meet the talent needs of employers and train Americans for good-paying jobs across multiple industries.

CNM's apprenticeship team took part in the celebration by partnering with NM Workforce Connections’ outreach events to high school students who were looking for more information on what comes after graduation. The team also sent messages to employers about the benefits of apprenticeships.

“Registered apprenticeships provide a path to the middle class for workers, and this year’s National Apprenticeship Week event is an opportunity to bring together partners with a vested interest in expanding apprenticeship programs and creating a pipeline to success attainable for everyone,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “National Apprenticeship Week allows stakeholders to engage with one another, generate ideas and share creative solutions for encouraging apprenticeship, retraining our workforce, and rebuilding our middle class.”

CNM has offered registered apprenticeships for the past four years in five technology tracks; Network Support Technician, Applications Developer, Cyber Security Support Technician, Computer Support Technician, and Medical Coder.

"Through the registered apprenticeship program CNM is able to offer an additional educational pathway to the community. This allows students to start on their career path through classes offered through the Schools of Business and Information Technologies and Health Wellness and Public Safety while learning hands-on with an employer and earning a paycheck,” said Dawnn Moore, CNM's Senior Director of Apprenticeship.

Click here more information about the registered apprenticeship program at CNM.