Entries by Tracey Bryan

Business Voice Critical to CTE and Workforce Connections

Originally published in El Prospero of the Las Cruces Bulletin – September 2019 When I was in high school in the 80’s, “vocational education” included four classes for my fellow students who had little or no intention of going to college, rather planning to head straight to work after graduation. Today’s Career and Technical Education […]

The Slow, Steady Progress of Change

Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun-News on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 Significant, meaningful change takes time and is frequently imperceptible in the moment. But if it’s done well, the results of change emerge gradually in the short term, but consistently over the long term.  That’s especially true for workforce development – one of the […]

El Paso Electric, U.S. Bank Continue Investment in the Ground-Breaking Education and Workforce Efforts of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM – Newly announced investments in The Bridge of Southern New Mexico from two of its most-committed funders will support first-of-their-kind partnership projects underway with the Gadsden and Las Cruces districts. El Paso Electric recently awarded The Bridge its largest investment to date — $30,000 – to support the piloting of teacher externships […]

Connecting People with Great Jobs is a Group Effort

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News Doña Ana County leads the state in mapping out holistic career pathways for people to find their way to well-paid careers right here in our community and for mapping the relationships between our education, workforce and business communities to work together to propel people toward success. In fact, […]

Small steps can render big results

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin Three years ago, I was thrilled to return to the work of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and in the state that I loved. In no way could I have envisioned how our community’s amazing work would play such an enormous role in the conversations driving education […]

Boosting the Bottom Line Through Workforce Connections

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News Workforce is the single greatest asset driving success for any company. Many have used the phrase, “I’m not in the _________ business, I’m in the people business.” Attracting, hiring, and cultivating a diverse, well-qualified workforce talent is critical to any company achieving success in fulfilling their mission, whatever […]

Is This the Era of Collaboration?

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin For the past decade, Doña Ana County has been at the forefront of proving the power of collaboration in our state, with cross-sector groups like The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and Ngage uniting the collective assets of the community to work together toward shared goals.  As the […]