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WTC Partners with NMDOT on Training Program

After a two-year development process, the CNM Workforce Training Center (WTC) recently started executing a contract to provide non-credit training to mechanics from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT). Mechanics from multiple districts across the state will receive instruction in eleven different subjects, ranging from beginning to advanced auto and diesel, plus electronics and other specialized topics.

Aug 31, 2016

August 2011

Workforce Training Center
After a two-year development process, the CNM Workforce Training Center (WTC) recently started executing a contract to provide non-credit training to mechanics from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT). Mechanics from multiple districts across the state will receive instruction in eleven different subjects, ranging from beginning to advanced auto and diesel, plus electronics and other specialized topics.

The three-year program, one of the largest ever at the WTC, is projected to save the state more than a million dollars by lowering training costs, increasing employee productivity and introducing new technology. Most of the training will take place at NMDOT facilities located in Albuquerque, while some will be conducted at the WTC. Assessments before and after training will provide feedback to enhance the effectiveness of the program and suggest additional course offerings; several electronics topics have already been added to the curriculum.

Mark Pyszkowski, Business Account Representative at the WTC, spearheaded the contract development; Alicia West, Program Coordinator, handles the logistics of scheduling and makes sure all the courses run smoothly. Key participants at the NMDOT included Tom Trujillo, Highway Equipment Manager, and Joaquin Nielson, State Training Manager.