CNM Hosts Forum on Building a Stronger Workforce on Friday

Sept. 24, 2015 -- CNM's School of Business & Information Technology will host a forum on building a better workforce that will feature a variety of influential community and economic leaders on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Smith Brasher Hall Auditorium, Room 100.
September 24, 2015

Among the panelists will be Albuquerque Economic Development President Gary Tonjes and New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary Celina Bussey. 

Anybody interested in the topics below related to workforce development, entrepreneurship, education and apprenticeships can attend.

Panel presentations will include:

Building Our Workforce -- What Are Companies Looking For?
Panelists: Gary Tonjes, Albuquerque Economic Development; Jami Grindatto, Sandoval Economic Alliance; Leean Kravitz and Renee Dillow, Fidelity Investments.

Building Pathways
Panelists: Jose Munos, Mission: Graduate & Community Schools;  Andrew Mathis, City of Albuquerque, Running Start for Careers; CNM Dual Credit representatives.

Building Partnerships & Entrepreneurs
Panelists: Debbie Johnson, CNM STEMulus Center; Eric Renz-Whitmore; Samantha Sengel, CNM Ingenuity.

Building a Tech Workforce
Panelists: Jamai Blivin, Innovate+Educate and NM Tech Hire; David Beach, CNM STEMulus Center.

Building Internships and Apprenticeships
Celina Bussey, NM Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary; David Beach and John Mierzwa, CNM's IT Apprenticeship Grant.

Building Work Opportunities
Tisha Huedetz, CNM student; Denise Montoya and Ilene Colina, Society for Human Resource Management; Renay Moya, Robert Half Technology. 

Questions, contact Angela Gallegos at (505) 224-4000 Ext. 51248 or

Breakfast will be available beginning at 7 a.m.