What Do Employers Need? Well-Qualified Talent

Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun-News on Monday, March 2, 2020 The gap between education and employment continues to widen and at lightning speed.  But coming up in our schools and colleges is a flood of future talent. They have unique gifts, talents, and skills. They are digital natives who have never known a […]

Connecting Education, Employment, and Economic Development

Originally published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on Friday, February 21, 2019 A wave of change is taking place in New Mexico. This one actually begins after the legislative session.  In regions across our state, business community members and economic developers are going to come alongside educators and other local stakeholders to discuss how to use investments […]

US Chamber Invests in Our Community’s Work

Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun-News on Monday, February 3, 2020 Talent drives economic prosperity.   Talent (in the form of a well-skilled person) is built through education and training. Talent then becomes the greatest asset of any business or public sector employer. Talent, employed in local industries vital to the economy, renders life-long financial […]

Recent Reports Confirm “Why” We’re Right

Originally published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on Friday, January 17, 2020 I am constantly reading reports – national, state, and local best practices, case studies, and recommendations on interventions and approaches relative to workforce development. Many of these reports inform our work. Others confirm it. We know that effective workforce development in Doña Ana […]