28Jun

Accelerate Student Launches Career in Space Research

By admin / June 28, 2015 / Success Stories / No Comments

Accelerate Student Launches Career in Space Research Return to College Results in Internships at Fermilab, Cornell University, YXO Inc. and LANL Pojoaque, New Mexico, native Sheri Lopez remembers being fascinated by space and the stars for as long as she can remember. But she wasn’t encouraged to...

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27Jun

Student Processes Career in Database Administration

By Carla Rachkowski / June 27, 2015 / Success Stories, Uncategorized / No Comments

Derek Salazar grew up in Espanola, New Mexico, attended Los Alamos High School, and enrolled in the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos soon after graduation. He was interested in pursuing an Information Technology with Cybersecurity degree, but thanks to his decision to join the Accelerate pro...

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11Jun

Rita Bronson, the “Cookie Mom”

By admin / June 11, 2015 / Success Stories / No Comments

Cookie Mom’s Handling of Dough Bakes Up a Sweet New Career Rita Bronson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science in 1994, but never worked in her field of study because she got married and started a family soon after graduating. Her husband was in a training program with the U.S. Departme...

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11May

Gerard Martinez Finds Second Career

By admin / May 11, 2015 / Success Stories / No Comments

Accelerate Helps Student Initiate Second Career Gerard Martinez had been on and off unemployment and without full-time work for over three years when he heard about the Accelerate program.  That introduction came at a group meeting of age 50+ displaced workers sponsored by the Workforce Investmen...

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11May

Accelerate Helps Couple Return To College

By admin / May 11, 2015 / Success Stories / No Comments

Couple Credits Accelerate With Their Return to College Melissa Torres and her husband Paul were both unemployed in the summer of 2012 when they found the Accelerate program.  Melissa lost her job working with a diabetes prevention program in June of 2011.  Paul, who worked as a drafter for an eng...

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11May

Gregg Padilla Shines At Solar Company

By admin / May 11, 2015 / Success Stories / No Comments

Solar Company Provides Accelerate Student With Opportunity to Shine Española resident Gregg Padilla left school to work construction in the ninth grade. Many years later he earned his GED, enrolled in Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), and recently earned his Associate’s degree in Pre-Engineerin...

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