Hope and Expectation Can Change the Future

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin – December 21, 2018 The month of December brings out a lot of things – and I’m not talking about the credit cards and long lines at the mall. There’s something about this time of year that is always tied to hope and expectation. Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations […]

Creating Win-Win Situations for Student and Families with Smart Education Investments

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News December 3, 2018 There’s an awful lot of talk about education, and specifically education investment, going into 2019. A new governor, new administration, court-mandated increase in public education funding, and a healthy budget surplus are several of the forces at the forefront of what will come in the […]

Corporate Foundations Join Local Business Community in Investing in the Future of the Workforce through The Bridge of Southern New Mexico

Press Release – November 19, 2018 LAS CRUCES, NM – Corporate philanthropy lies at the heart of spurring innovation and effective approaches to addressing community challenges led by non-profit organizations like The Bridge of Southern New Mexico. The Union Pacific Foundation just announced a $10,000 investment and the U.S. Bank Foundation made a $6,000 investment […]

Workforce Development is Something We All Agree On

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News, November 4, 2018 With the election season coming to a climactic close tomorrow, no matter who wins or loses in local, state, and federal races, there’s one thing that everyone agrees on…workforce development is critical. We simply need to do all we can to connect our people with […]

Change the Future by Changing the Way We Talk about It

As published in The Las Cruces Bulletin – October 23, 2018 “We have to stop saying that.” Those words tumbled out of my mouth before I could stop them. Fueled by passion and a heart-felt plea that we begin to understand the power of our words, we are in the habit of saying things that […]

Policy is Key to Sustaining Effective Practice

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin – September 21, 2018 The Pete V. Domenici Public Policy Conference really has been a hallmark event in the community, bringing national and state leaders to Las Cruces to discuss the most pressing policy issues facing New Mexico and the nation. Policy directs local, state, and national governments […]

El Paso Electric Continues It’s Strong Commitment to Workforce Development

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Counting the Full Cost of College

Learn & Earn Column, Las Cruces Sun-News: Sept. 2, 2018 August was an exciting time in our town, as the streets of Las Cruces filled with the more than 12,000 students attending New Mexico State University and 8,000 more at Dona Ana Community College. A new school year is packed full of possibilities for these […]

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 […]