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As a precautionary measure to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the WCCNM suspended all in-person services in the New Mexico Workforce Connection (NMWC) centers across the four-county region. The NMWC Centers are providing all services virtually by phone, email, and video conference. Contact us 505.843.1900 or email NMWorkforceConnection@wccnm.org

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Serving Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance & Valencia Counties

Our WCCNM BOARD

The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCNM) board oversees the workforce partner network and federally-funded employment and training programs and services in our four‐county region, which encompasses Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties.  With over 40% of the state’s population residing in our region, WCCNM is the largest workforce development board in New Mexico.

The board’s primary role is to ensure that the workforce-related needs of employers, workers and job seekers in the Central Region are met.

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WCCNM Request for Proposals

The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico is soliciting competitive sealed bid proposals for three procurements for an effective date of July 1, 2021. Those proposals include the One-Stop Operator, the Adults and Dislocated Workers and the Youth Services Provider requests for proposals.

 

Issuance
Interested parties may receive a complete copy of this solicitation by accessing the one of the following websites:

www.mrcog-nm.gov
www.wccnm.org

Contact
Cindy Cordova, Procurement Officer
German • Burnette & Associates, LLC
11728 Linn Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Telephone: (505) 310-9111
Fax: (505)275-1283
Email: melanie@germanassociates.com

RFP No. 21-001: One-Stop Operator Professional Services
Issued

January 31, 2021

Proposals Due

March 29, 2021, 3:00 P.M. (MDT)

Purpose

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed bid proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of the One Stop-Operator for the WCCNM, as described in the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

View RFP 21-001 Details

 

RFP No. 21-002: Youth Services Provider
Issued

January 31, 2021

Proposals Due

March 31, 2021, 3:00 P.M. (MDT)

Purpose

The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCNM) seeks experienced organizations to provide workforce development services for in-school youth ages 16-21 and out-of-school youth ages 16-24 under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with the ultimate goals of helping customers obtain skills, credentials and work experience, and businesses to connect with a qualified workforce.

View RFP 21-002 Details
View Questions and Responses – RFP 21-002

 

RFP No. 21-003: Adults and Dislocated Workers Services Provider
Issued

January 31, 2021

Proposals Due

April 2, 2021, 3:00 P.M. (MDT)

Purpose

The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCNM) seeks experienced organizations to provide workforce development services for adults and dislocated workers under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with the ultimate goals of helping customers obtain skills, credentials and work experience, and businesses to connect with a qualified workforce.

View RFP 21-003 Details
View Questions and Responses – RFP 21-003

Questions Regarding Our Board?

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our board and/or board membership, please contact us.

Arthur Martinez, Workforce Administrator

amartinez@mrcog-nm.gov l 505.724.3636
WCCNM Administrative Office
809 Copper Avenue NW l Albuquerque, NM 87102

Board Member Interest Form

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Our Board Members

Overview

Comprised of approximately 35 members who are appointed by the Central Region’s Chief Elected Officials Board, the WCCNM Board is primarily business-led, with a majority of the members coming from and representing the private sector. Other board members represent labor and community-based organizations, education, workforce partners, economic development organizations and state agencies.

The Board’s Role

Board members apply their knowledge, experience and expertise to (1) build a strong economic environment in the Central Region that supports growing industries, competitive and profitable businesses, skilled and productive workers and thriving communities and (2) promote private sector involvement in the New Mexico Workforce Centers in order to assist employers in meeting their hiring needs.

In addition, Board members are responsible for planning, selecting one-stop operators, program monitoring and oversight, performance measures, choosing service providers and overseeing and approving the annual budget.

Board Members

Chief Elected Officials (CEO) Board

Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCNM) Board Officers
View Bios

Chair
Jerry Schalow – Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chair Elect
John Mierzwa – Ingenuity Software Labs, Inc

Treasurer
Beth Barela – Manpower of New Mexico

WCCNM Full Board

View Complete Board Member List

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Standing Committees

Executive Committee

View Committee Member List

The Executive Committee has the authority to act on behalf of WCCNM on issues that cannot be deferred until the next WCCNM meeting and serves as the Board of Finance for WCCNM, acting on all financial matters, including the budget, lease and contracts.

Performance/Monitoring Committee

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The Performance and Monitoring Committee develops performance standards for each program, monitors program progress and provides oversight to the tracking data collection systems. The committee presents its recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Training/Service Provider Committee

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The Training/Service Provider Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on matters related to WCCNM’s Training/Service Provider Program.

Youth Standing Committee

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The Youth Council will review and make recommendations to the Executive Committee on matters related to WCCNM’s youth provider program.

Disability Standing Committee

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The Disability Committee will review, advocate, and make recommendations for New Mexican’s with Disabilities to the Executive Committee on matters related to WCCNM’s operations.

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Board Events

Many of our Board events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. However, please check back frequently for updates.

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Board Policies

General Policy

Administrative Policy

Monitoring & Oversight Policy

Operational Policy

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Additional Resources

WIOA 2020-2023 Four Year Plan

As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), 679.580(a), the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCMM) has developed modifications to the WCCNM Four Year Local Plan to achieve WIOA priorities in New Mexico’s Central Region. A public comment period was conducted from September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 and was approved by the WCCNM Board on October 19, 2020. Additional Partner comments were incorporated and submitted to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions on January 15, 2021, with final approval received on February 19, 2021. View our WCCNM Four Year Local Plan here.

Additional Information
For additional information and / or copies please contact:

Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico
Attention: Lloyd C. Aragon, Workforce Manager
809 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone number: 505-724-3629
Email: Lcaragon@mrcog-nm.gov