Maximizing Our “Ecosystem of Opportunity” through Workforce Development

As published in The Bottom Line of the Las Cruces Bulletin It’s always great to come home to the Chamber…it truly is the birthplace of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico! In 2007, legendary Las Cruces leader Patsy Duran began a conversation in the Chamber’s Education Committee about high school graduation rates, which lagged around […]

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 […]

TEDx El Paso: Changing the Future of our Region Starts with the Workforce

Thanks to the organizers of TEDx El Paso, we were able to share this community’s incredible work to develop a comprehensive approach to workforce development that could transform our community’s economy. Everyone has a role to play…we invite you to join us in this incredible work!