Counting the Full Cost of College

Learn & Earn Column, Las Cruces Sun-News: Sept. 2, 2018 August was an exciting time in our town, as the streets of Las Cruces filled with the more than 12,000 students attending New Mexico State University and 8,000 more at Dona Ana Community College. A new school year is packed full of possibilities for these […]

Listening for Change

Las Cruces Bulletin Column – August 17, 2018 Change happens when we listen. That’s the profound lesson learned in July when a group of parents with young children were willing to sit across the table from Workforce Connections staff members and share their real-life experiences with employment and education. The event took place as a […]

It’s the Workforce, Stupid!

Las Cruces Sun-News, Learn & Earn Column – August 5, 2018 Yes, James Carville, an adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, famously used a version of this statement to stress the importance of improving the economy to meet the needs of the American people during the time of Clinton’s presidency. However, today the economy is actually […]

Let Business Lead

Las Cruces Sun-News – Learn & Earn Column, July 1, 2018 Workforce is the place where education and ability meet opportunity and employer demand. Across the country, states and communities just like ours are wrestling with the workforce conundrum: We have people. We have jobs. But the people we have are not equipped with the […]

Finish Lines Have Financial Rewards

Las Cruces Bulletin – June 22, 2018 We celebrated a lot of finish lines in May, as thousands of people, young and old, crossed a finish line at one of our county’s high schools, Doña Ana Community College, and New Mexico State University. Every person who earned their diploma, certification, or degree increased their earning […]

Connecting Workforce Opportunity to Maximize Outcomes and Impacts

Las Cruces Sun-News, Learn & Earn Column – June 3, 2018 Academic outcomes have economic impacts. That’s the underlying message of every plan that seeks to build a strong economic future for New Mexico: New Mexico First Statewide Town Hall on Higher Education & the Workforce recommendations that were released in mid-May. The “hard to […]

We Have a Lot to Look Forward to…Just Ask the Kids

There’s something special about young people full of hope and aspirations for the future. That special-ness was on full display at the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Middle School Recognition event in April. In what was an incredibly uplifting night, the Chamber’s signature education event packed out the auditorium of Doña Ana Community College’s […]

El Paso Electric’s Clay Doyle Returns to The Bridge of Southern New Mexico’s Board of Directors

Clay Doyle, Vice President of Transmission and Distribution, El Paso Electric   LAS CRUCES, NM – The Bridge of Southern New Mexico has secured all 23 of its cross-sector board members with the final addition of Robert Clay Doyle, Vice President of Transmission and Distribution for El Paso Electric. Doyle previously served as a member of […]

Staying Ahead of the Robot Apocalypse

Las Cruces Sun-News – Learn & Earn Column April 1, 2018 Robots are taking over…literally. Technological advances creating “disruptive innovations” across a host of industries are generating seismic shifts in the workforce and how workers can remain qualified and competitive in the job market. According to the Associated Press, construction is just the latest industry […]