JTA program awarded funding for third year of operations in Albuquerque

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Published: 2022-07-25
JTA program awarded funding for third year of operations in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Job Training Albuquerque (JTA), a workforce development program developed by the City Council in partnership with CNM, has received funding for a third year of operations for job creation through local skills enhancement.

“Job Training Albuquerque introduces workers and employers to career pathways that drive economic success for all,” said Economic Development Director Charles Ashley, III. “The program is producing qualified locals who are a great asset to their current employer and who are highly marketable to potential employers. This is just the beginning of our efforts to build an economy that works for everyone.”

Since its launch in January 2020, JTA has trained 303 people, helped employers add 312 jobs in Albuquerque and added $11,426,896 in annual wage power to the Albuquerque economy.

JTA is able to offer a wide variety of courses in sought-after occupations with the help of its training partners, including the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, the New Mexico Child Care and Education Association, and CNM Ingenuity.

“My administration introduced this program as a critical step in addressing the workforce crisis in our community,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our goal was to build Albuquerque’s workforce one worker at a time, but the impact of this program extends far beyond labor needs.”