The U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program (TAACCCT) provides funding for innovative projects among community colleges, employers and workforce agencies that create pathways to high-skill, high-wage jobs, and have a lasting impact on workforce education. New Mexico’s Skill Up Network (SUN) program is a consortium of New Mexico Public colleges working in connection with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The goals of this partnership are to expand capacity and systematic improvements in the delivery of healthcare career pathways that align with industry needs; Increase the attainment of degrees, certifications, and industry-recognized credentials; and create strategic alignment between education and workforce systems, resulting in improved employment outcomes, retention, and average earnings.
Job Development Career Coach
The role of the Job Development Career Coach (JDCC) is to work with students throughout their educational experience and prepare them for a career upon graduation.
- One-on-one career blueprint: development of where you want to go and how to get there.
- Assistance in creating an effective resume, cover letter, and thank you letter or email.
- Overview and guidance while utilizing the New Mexico Workforce Connection online system, including posting your resume for employers to see.
- Assistance in submitting your resume to prospective employer(s).
- Information on job fairs and summits.
- Assessment of your skills through WorkKeys/Career Ready 101 and ProveIt!.
- Customer Service Training, where you will receive a certificate upon completion.
- Dress for Success: "Should I wear shorts or dress pants?"
- Social Media: voicemail, email, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more.
- Resume Building: how to customize your resume to obtain desired jobs.
- Interview Techniques: the do's and don'ts.
- Mock Interviews: enhance your interviewing skills by meeting one-on-one with employers.