The TechHire New Mexico grant was awarded to the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico in July 2016. As a Workforce Connection partner, TechHire New Mexico staff work closely with many state and federally funded programs including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Youth Program, Wagner-Peyser, New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), SL Start (HSD), Job Corps, Mission Graduate, Graduate ABQ, Veterans Services, and many others.
TechHire New Mexico staff meet one-on-one with each employer to help determine the employer needs and, through collaboration with partner resources, determine the best solution for the employer. The best solution usually means co-enrollment with one or more programs in order to provide all the resources an employer needs. The TechHire New Mexico representative serves as a central point of contact for employers and facilitates employer services including, but not limited to, coordinating employer job fairs, hiring events, and workshops; posting employer positions; providing labor market information; providing pre-employee and employee screenings, assessments, and WorkKeys testing; customizing on-the-job-training programs for one or more employees; facilitating paid internships; and, referring program participants for job interviews.
TechHire New Mexico staff strive to reduce the amount of time an employer spends trying to identify and connect the various resources for themselves.