Math Program Shown to Eliminate Achievement Gap in Non-Traditional Students
February 6 Event - "On Course to Your Career"
Santa Fe, NM –On February 6, 2015, non-traditional technology and business students from six northern New Mexico colleges will have an opportunity practice the skills vital to finding and establishing a career that they love. The Accelerate program is partnering with local and regional employers to host a one-day workshop for students graduating in 2015 with associate degree or certificate. The event is titled “On Course to Your Career” and will be held at Santa Fe Community College / Jemez Rooms from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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Accelerate Your Path to a New Career
The Accelerate, Technical Training and Job Placement program can assist you while you earn your certificate or two-year degree at one of six Northern New Mexico Colleges.
Enroll in a designated degree and/or certificate program at Luna Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, Northern New Mexico College, Santa Fe Community College University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, or University of New Mexico – Taos and Accelerate will help you to:
- Increase confidence in your math abilities
- Receive tuition assistance and credit for basic-level math classes, plus a stipend
- Work one-on-one throughout the year with a career coach/advisor
- Attend events to meet and interact with regional employers
- Participate in a paid Fellowship while going to school
- Enhance your professional readiness skills before you graduate
This network of six Northern New Mexico colleges is offering a program of study and ongoing coaching that quickly prepares people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities. The program also assists in the retraining of workers in core technical areas for careers in a number of technology-related fields. Accelerate provides a first step toward obtaining jobs, as well as a flexible foundation for retraining as industries and employers innovate in the future.
Join the Accelerate program while going to college and you will have the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance, receive credit for some classes, enhance your professional readiness skills, and earn stipends. You’ll also have a career advisor to pro-actively guide you in one-on-one meetings at school, introduce you to regional employers, help place you in internships, and assist you with employment or your continuing education.
If you are a non-traditional student or worker interested in pursuing a certificate or 2-year degree program or are returning to college for career training, you are a good fit for the Accelerate program.