LANL And SFCC Partner To Build Work Place Skills

LANL News:

Los Alamos Laboratory is partnering with Santa Fe Community College and Innovate+Educate to offer an Engineered Systems Technician course beginning Saturday, Sept. 10. The course offers workplace skills that will prepare students for level 1 or 2 engineered systems technicians at the Laboratory.

The course meets from 8 a.m. to noon for four consecutive Saturdays (Sept. 10-Oct. 1) at Santa Fe Community College. To register, call 428-1676 (Skill-Up Course SC 342 01/CRN 21627). Cost of the course is $49 and students will receive a certificate in addition to four weeks of skills preparation and work skills knowledge.

“Creating pipelines to address future workforce needs is crucial to ensuring that the Laboratory meets its mission needs and continues to serve the nation,” said C.J. Bacino of the Laboratory’s Office of Diversity and Strategic Staffing. “The Los Alamos National Lab Career Prep initiative with Santa Fe Community College also aligns with two of our goals – fostering excellence in science and engineering disciplines essential for national security missions, and attracting, inspiring and developing world-class talent to ensure a vital future work force.”

The Skill-Up course does not offer a guaranteed job offer after course completion, but it does offer potential pathway to a career at the Lab and a vast career skills training, according to a Innovate+Educate news release.

Innovate+Educate is a New Mexico-based, national, non-profit organization implementing evidence-based, employer-led strategies to drive competency-based training and hiring for in-demand jobs. Innovate+Educate work includes research driven models that implement new strategies to include assessments, data and technologies that will open up new pathways to employment based on skills and competencies.

“Santa Fe Community College is thrilled to partner in this project that will help meet the work force demands in our area,” said Camilla Bustamante, dean of the School of Trades, Technology and Sustainability at SFCC. “It’s a terrific opportunity for our students and members of the community, who would like to develop skills for an exciting technical career.”

Questions? Contact Amy Chacon of Office of Diversity and Strategic Staffing at 505.667.3465.

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