Entries by Tracey Bryan

History in the Making for New Mexico’s True Talent

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News May 10 was a history-making day for Doña Ana County and the rest of New Mexico when Sir Richard Branson and the team from Virgin Galactic came with the news that they were moving operations for the first-ever commercial “spaceline” to New Mexico right away, bringing their more […]

How Do We Maximize Workforce Investments?

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News Just how much do we invest in workforce development in New Mexico, and how do we get the most bang for our buck?  That’s a question I left Washington, D.C. with after attending the US Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Forward Summit, which focused on some best practices in […]

The True Stories for New Mexico’s True Talent

As published in El Prospero of the Las Cruces Bulletin Stories matter. Stories tell us about the world around us. Some stories tell us about ourselves. Across generations, across cultures, across the world, the stories we hear and share very much shape our present, as well as having the power to shape our future. I’ve […]

The Art of the Hack

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin When some of our county’s new friends from Dell, Inc,. came to town earlier this month, they brought with them a tool, a process, they’ve used in other communities – a PolicyHack. Dell defines a PolicyHack as an event “where teams design solutions to policy challenges faced by […]

Youth Minimum Wage Could Boost Youth Employment

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News New Mexico’s minimum wage was one of the most hotly debated issues during the legislative session. Ultimately, a compromise was reached that will bring gradual increases from $9 in 2020 to $12 by 2023. Something else that survived the debate was the establishment of a youth minimum wage […]

Looking Back Gives Us the Courage to Move Forward

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin Just three years ago, workforce development was this nut we couldn’t seem to crack.  We had jobs that needed qualified people. We had opportunities to attract new businesses and industries here that would drive our economy forward – if we could provide workforce talent. We had people who […]

Dual Credit is a Smart Investment

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News The more time I have spent in Santa Fe this year, the more appreciation I have gained for the enormity of the task undertaken on our elected officials.  Regardless of their backgrounds or areas of expertise, they are, in many cases, called upon to be experts in everything […]

What More Proof Do We Need?

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin There’s something really significant about high school students seeing themselves as college students. It confirms that they can do something they previously thought may be too hard. It teaches them about what it takes to succeed in a college environment, which is so different than high school. It […]

New Investment and New Board Member Building on Success of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM – The Bridge of Southern New Mexico began 2019 with two new commitments to advancing its ground-breaking work: one of resources, one of involvement.  The Daniels Fund provided a $50,000 grant to The Bridge, continuing its investment in The Bridge’s efforts to support high school student success through Career and Technical Education, […]