Workforce and Education
New Mexico Junior College provides a variety of training opportunities to develop the workforce. NMJC has open enrollment workforce courses in computer training, CDL training, oilfield training, and many other areas. Work Keys testing is also available through NMJC to better understand the skills of the available and existing workforce and to remediate skill deficiencies.
In addition, NMJC provides company specific training to meet the needs of business and industry. They can organize customized training to meet the needs of Project Titan. They have a current partnership that will allow them to quickly create courses in warehouse management, logistics, and supply chain management. Additional courses can be designed as needed. Training can take place on site, or at the Training and Outreach Facility located on New Mexico Junior College’s campus.
NMJC has received a grant from the NRC to develop and integrate a nuclear energy curriculum and to create a training module to enhance workers skills in nuclear safety, security, and environmental protection. This curriculum is based on the education standards and guidelines established by the NRC. NMJC delivers these programs in traditional classrooms, workshops, focused training sessions, and via the Lea County Distance Learning Network that serves the region. This allows training for existing workers, the potential workforce, and to be integrated in programs for the area high schools, truly creating a career path for the future. Similar programs could be designed for Project Titan.
Business and industry relationships are complimented by articulation agreements with Texas Tech, New Mexico Tech, the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and the University of Texas Permian Basin. These relationships allow the creation of a fully integrated program that addresses the development of the current workforce and the creation of a pipeline beginning in the secondary schools and leading through the graduate and post graduate institutions.