Mayor Berry Declares Feb. 22 Career Technical Education Day in Albuquerque

Feb. 22, 2013 -- Mayor Richard J. Berry spoke to more than 2,000 middle and high school students who participated in CNM’s Career Technical Education Open House on Friday. He also declared Feb. 22, 2013, to be Career Technical Education Day in Albuquerque.
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It was the first time CNM hosted a CTE Open House. The college put 30 of its CTE programs on display for students, providing demonstrations and some hands-on activities in fields like nursing, welding, aviation maintenance, fire science and laser technology (photonics), just to name a few.

CNM offers certificates and associate degrees in 56 CTE programs, all of which are designed to meet workforce needs in the community. Most can be completed in anywhere from one semester to two years.

By the year 2020, more than 60 percent of all jobs in the U.S. are expected to require at least a certificate or associate degree.

For more information about the CTE Open House, including a list of CTE programs from A to Z, go to