Click here for Upcoming Recruitment Events & HOT JOBS

There are many upcoming recruitment & hiring events in the Central Region! And, every Friday, we go live with "Hot Jobs" showcasing all of the new & exciting employment opportunities in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance & Valence counties. Explore our Job Fairs & Hot Jobs page.

WCCNM logo
NMWCC logo

Serving Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance & Valencia Counties

Our Partner Programs

Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico works collaboratively with multiple programs and organizations throughout our central region to better serve job seekers and employers.

Some of our partnerships are mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014; others have been established to better meet the full scope of job seeker and employer needs.

As you’ll see from our partner list on this page, many are co-located in our New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers in the Central Region, thereby providing a central point of service for employers as well as individuals seeking employment, training, and related services.

white overlay
Red overlay

Interested in Becoming a Partner?

If you have interest in exploring a partnership with WCCNM and the New Mexico Workforce Connection, or if you would like to learn more, please contact us by phone or by email.

Joy Forehand
Operations Manager
jforehand@wccnm.org
505-697-7279

Email Us

yellow overlay
yellow overlay

Our Partner Events

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

2021 meetings/events coming soon.

yellow overlay
yellow overlay

Our Partners

Our Partners – Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico & the New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers

Below is a list of all partners in our Central Region network pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.

Partners Co-located in New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers

  • WIOA Title I.B Adult & Dislocated Worker (WCCNM Contracted Provider – Mid-Region Council of Governments)
  • WIOA Title I.B Youth (WCCNM Contracted Provider – YDI)
  • WIOA Title III Career Services (NM Department of Workforce Solutions)
  • WIOA Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation (NM Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program (NM Department of Workforce Solutions)
  • Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Program (NM Department of Workforce Solutions)
  • Veteran Services Program (NM Department of Workforce Solutions)
  • National Farmworker Jobs Program-Employment and Training Grant (MET, Inc.)
  • New Mexico Works-Wage Subsidy & CareerLink Programs (NM Department of Workforce Solutions)
  • UNM Valencia Accelerated College & Career Education (ACCE)

Required External Partners

  • WIOA Title II (Albuquerque Adult Learning Center)
  • WIOA Title II (Catholic Charities-Adult Basic Education)
  • WIOA Title II (CNM SAGE-Adult Basic Education)
  • WIOA Title II (UNM Valencia- Adult Basic Education)
  • WIOA Title II (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute)
  • CNM Carl D. Perkins Grant
  • Five Sandoval Pueblos Inc. WIOA Program
  • National Indian Youth Council WIOA Program
  • SCSEP (Goodwill)
  • SCSEP (NICOA)
  • SCSEP (NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department)
  • Help NM-Community Based Service Grant
  • TANF Program (NM Human Services Department)
  • Isleta Pueblo WIOA Program
  • Job Corps
  • Unemployment Insurance Program (NM Department of Workforce Solutions)
  • Santo Domingo Pueblo WIOA Program

Our Community Partners

  • Innovate+Educate
  • HopeWorks LLC
  • Gordon Bernell Charter School
yellow overlay
yellow overlay

Partner Highlights

We invite you to explore our Partner Highlights below to learn more about partner programs and how they support job seekers and employers in Central New Mexico.

WIOA Title-1.B-Adult and Dislocated Worker Program

The WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program provides supportive and training services to eligible adults and dislocated workers, including earn-while-learn training opportunities, on-the-job training, no cost tuition assistance for approved classroom training programs that support career goals and work readiness skills. This partner is co-located and required in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers.

WIOA Title- 1.B-Youth Program

The WIOA Youth Program helps youth (in-school youth ages 14-21 and out-of-school youth ages 16-24) access opportunities for work-based learning, industry recognized credentials and employment in demand occupations. Services include paid and unpaid work experiences (employment, apprenticeship, internships), occupational skills training, adult mentoring and activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training. This partner is co-located and required in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers.

WIOA Title-III-Career Services

Career Services provides employment services and career counseling to jobseekers as well as labor exchange services to job seekers and employers. Services include job search and placement assistance for jobseekers; recruitment services and special technical services for employers; re-employment services for unemployment insurance claimants; labor exchange services for workers who have received notice of permanent or impending layoffs; referrals and financial aid application assistance for training and educational resources and programs; and the development and provision of labor market and occupational information. This partner is co-located and required in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers.

WIOA Title-IV-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The mission of the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NMDVR) is to encourage and assist the efforts of New Mexicans with disabilities to reach their goals for working and living in their communities. Services include vocational counseling and guidance, job search assistance, job development and placement assistance, pre-employment transition services, training and post-employment services. This partner is co-located and required in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers.

Veteran Services

Veteran Services ensures that job and training services are offered to veterans on a priority basis. Veterans have priority over non-veterans regarding job placement, counseling, testing, referral to supportive services, job development and job training. Local veteran employment representatives (LVERs) and disabled veterans outreach program representatives (DVOPs) provide these services to veterans in New Mexico. This partner is co-located and required in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers.

Additional Partners

Additional partners who participate in the operation and services provided at the New Mexico Workforce Connection in the Central Region include but are not limited to: WIOA Title II: Adult Education and Literacy programs; Career & Technical Education; Title V Older Americans Act; Job Corps; Native American Programs; Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers; Youth Build; Trade Act; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG); Unemployment Insurance; and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).