Entries by Tracey Bryan

El Paso Electric Continues Support for Education and Workforce Development in Doña Ana County

LAS CRUCES, NM – El Paso Electric continues its commitment as a strong community partner by making a $10,000 grant to The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, the innovative, business-led, education-focused collaborative driving increased graduation rates and workforce preparedness in Doña Ana County. The Bridge has recently begun working to align existing and to identify […]

Shining the Spotlight on CTE to Close Employability Gaps for Youth

The ever-widening disconnect between education and career readiness for young people is finally beginning to close thanks to a resurgence in Career and Technical Education (CTE). CTE aligns high school and college education to the demands of the labor market and provides students the technical, academic and workplace knowledge and skills they need for long-term […]

2017 Pathways to Student Success Summit

The power of Career and Technical Education (CTE) took center stage at the 2017 Pathways to Student Success Summit on April 28 and 29.  Students, educators, counselors, business and non-profit community members, and workforce development representatives had the opportunity to connect the latest innovations nationally to opportunities and initiatives taking place locally, that together could […]

Why Dual Credit Matters

Want to help young people finish high school? Enroll in college and accumulate credit hours quicker? Finish high school with a certification that helps them start their careers at higher than minimum wage? Earn college degrees faster and with less debt? Then you should be a HUGE fan of dual credit courses! And those who […]

To Go Far…Go Together

This African proverb is often quoted, but even in its repetition and potential overuse, the truth of its message is as firm as bedrock. One person or entity working alone is never able to accomplish quite as much as one can in partnership with others. And when you seek to create real, lasting change, time […]

The Rest of the Story…

Paul Harvey, the late radio broadcaster, was legendary in his ability to capture audiences with 33 years of daily radio shows about the “stories behind the stories” of historical events, significant (and not so significant) people, discoveries and places What people loved was that Harvey was able to look behind the story to find an […]

Connecting the Dots for a Strong Future

There are two things that never changed during the three years I was away from The Bridge of Southern New Mexico: My love for this community. My firm belief in the promise and potential of the young people of Doña Ana County, and what they can teach the rest of the state when we rally […]