North Central New Mexico Economic Development District

Project Title: Northern New Mexico Workforce Integration Network (WIN)
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Northern New Mexico
Phase (applicant-defined): Phase 1 - System Development
Award Amount: $6,353,173
Key Industry / Industries: Healthcare; Building and Construction
Contact: Monica Abeita, Executive Director, [email protected]
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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With a focus on Latino, Indigenous, and formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as individuals recovering from substance use disorder, the Northern New Mexico Workforce Integration Network (WIN) is creating pathways for workers into high-paying jobs in healthcare and construction. WIN’s healthcare partner, Santa Fe Community College, will scale its local healthcare sector partnership along with employers including Holy Cross Hospital, Santa Fe Recovery Center, and Presbyterian Hospital Espanola. This sector partnership will invest in mirroring Arizona’s Clinical Education Consortium system that streamlines student pathways into clinical on-the-job training. WIN will also respond to the needs of the local construction sector through a partnership with the Regional Development Corporation (a Northern New Mexico economic development organization) and employers including Arpad Builders, Northern Rio Arriba Electric Cooperative, and Bradbury Stamm Construction. Leveraging its network of local community colleges, unions, and employers, RDC will deploy a mobile classroom to provide high-quality classroom training and apprenticeships to hard-to-reach populations.

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.