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NMJC Dedicates New Workforce Training Facility

NMJC Dedicates New Workforce Training Facility photo 4/9/2008 2:10:44 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. While it is New Mexico Junior College that has completed construction on a new 14,000 sq. ft. workforce training center, it may very well be the rest of the region that does the celebrating.

NMJC will hold an Open House and Dedication for the new $5 million facility on Wednesday, April 16, from 4-5:30 pm. Officially named the Training & Outreach Facility, it is located just off Millen Drive across from Zia Park Racetrack.

The center blends a state-of-the-industry workforce training focus with NMJC's existing Continuing Education, video conferencing, transportation, and online learning programs, as well as the Small Business Development Center. By combining the strengths of these programs, NMJC can offer virtually any type of training requested by area employers, ranging from basic business skills to CDL to oil and gas to specialized training for the area's growing nuclear service industry. Currently, the Training & Outreach Facility provides training services to companies such as Halliburton, ConocoPhillips, Nabors, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, Louisiana Energy Services (LES)/National Enrichment Facilities (NEF), and Enrichment Technologies (ET) US.

Also housed in the Training & Outreach Facility is the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, a partnership between NMJC and New Mexico Tech that provides support for energy research and development.

The Open House and Dedication ceremony will feature Dr. Reed Dasenbrock, New Mexico Secretary of Higher Ed, along with Senator Carroll Leavell. Cortney Whitley, who is an NMJC alum and the reigning Mrs. New Mexico, as well as 4th runner-up in the recent Mrs. America pageant, will also be part of the ceremony.

For more information, please call Dr. Robert Rhodes, Vice President for Training & Outreach at 575.492.4708.

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