TechHire New Mexico is a U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration grant, awarded to the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico in July 2016. The grant funding is available through June 2020 for eligible individuals and employers located in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, or Torrance County (Central New Mexico Region).
The purpose of the grant is to build a career pipeline in Information Technology (IT) for youth and young adults (ages 17-29) who have barriers to training and employment. The grant funds must be used to:
- Pay tuition for eligible participants to take accelerated Tech/IT trainings that provide the fastest paths to good jobs in IT.
- Work with participants to help them complete Tech/IT training and enter employment.