SFCC Announces Information Sessions On PRO-TEC Program At Various Locations

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SFCC Announces Information Sessions On PRO-TEC Program At Various Locations

Santa Fe County residents can earn digital badges verifying achievement in training that begins April 22

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College in partnership with Santa Fe County and the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board announces a series of free information sessions on March 26, March 27 and March 30 about the Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PRO-TEC) program, which begins April 22 at the college.

PRO-TEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County. Accepted participants will earn digital badges to verify their achievement (social media, IT, customer service and teamwork) through hands-on workshops and gain key job readiness skills in the 130 hour intensive training program starting on April 22. The classes are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 through May 7. After the May 8 graduation, participants will intern with Santa Fe County businesses for 100 hours May 9 through June 14. Training scholarships and stipends are available to qualifying participants.

All applicants must complete a Work Keys assessment before or when they apply for the program. To schedule your Work Keys assessment contact Ted Lech with New Mexico Workforce Solutions at

505-428-1748 or at thaddeus.lech@state.nm.us.

This is the fourth year for the program.  PRO-TEC has served more than 65 Santa Fe County residents with an average 80 percent post-program employment rate.

The public is invited to learn more about the PROTEC educational opportunity at four free Santa Fe information sessions:

·        4 p.m., Tues., March 26 at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 301 W. DeVargas Street. (Check in at front desk for conference room designation.)

·        5:30 p.m., Wed., March 27 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. (Room 149)

·        10 a.m., Sat., March 30 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. (Room 805)

For more than 30 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is designated a “Best for Vets” school and a “2015 Military Friendly” school. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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