Technical Experience for Careers
PRO-TEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County.
Accepted participants will earn digital badges to verify their achievement (social media, IT, customer service, and teamwork) through hands-on workshops and gain key job readiness skills in the 130 hour intensive training program starting on April 22. The classes take place 5:30-8:30 p.m. weekdays and 9-12 p.m. & 1-3 p.m. on two Saturdays April 22 - May 7. After the May 8 graduation, participants will intern with Santa Fe County businesses for 100 hours May 9 - June 14. Training scholarships and stipends are available to qualifying participants.
To view the detailed schedule and for more information visit www.protecsantafe.com/
Join us in creating a Tech, Film, and Emergent Media Corridor at the Santa Fe Business Expo and Job Fair
Thursday, April 18, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center,
W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Expecting more than 1,800 attendees, including local students, job-seekers, and customers. Showcase your work, promote your company, and recruit employees plus highlight job opportunities, career pathways, and internship possibilities.
Register your business or organization with a table by contacting Bridget at 505-988-3279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OR visiting the Business Expo and Job Fair event page: web.santafechamber.com/events/2019-Business-Expo-and-Job-Fair-1239/details
A limited number of spaces are available so register right away!
Join us tomorrow at the Santa Clara Library for a free coding workshop! Give coding a try by playing user-friendly games and activities to build your tech skills. There are over 1,800 unfilled computing jobs in New Mexico.
When: Friday, March 8, 2019
Where: Santa Clara Library
578 Kee St., Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Kick Ass Entrepreneurs is a meet-up group that brings all sorts of creatives, entrepreneurs, techies, investors, and start-ups together to share and listen to the "business ideas, success stories, and struggles" of local Santa Feans. On Thursday, March 7 6:30-8:30pm Jamey Shelton will be sharing his story of his business NMCFO. You will not want to miss out on this chance to listen to an incredible and relatable business journey!
"Before turning back to tech in April, Jamey Shelton, founder of NMCFO http://www.nmcfo.com, will take the KAESF stage on 3.7 to share the story of his 5+-year-old business baby. Succeeding as a service business is never easy, yet Jamey’s managed to grow and expand from Sante Fe to Albuquerque through almost 100% word-of-mouth. As a one-stop shop for consulting, bookkeeping, and office management, including payroll, taxes, and all the other stuff you don't wanna do, Jamey and his growing team of exceptional bookkeepers and accountants clean up what others have left behind. Frankly, I’ve never seen someone so ga-ga about business owners understand their bookkeeping and accounting systems so they can make smart decisions. And if you’re like me and can’t imagine anyone making financial management fun, then you’ve gotta meet Jamey, because I’ve met him and spoken with several of his clients and he undoubtedly delivers on the fun-front." -Kick Ass Entrepreneurs of Santa Fe
New Mexico TechWorks had the chance to interview Lauren Henriksen from Creative Santa Fe. Lauren is the development and outreach coordinator for Creative Santa Fe and has years of experience with nonprofit organizations and community arts. Lauren explains how art and technology can be utilized to find creative solutions to critical issues in the community.
New Mexico TechWorks had the opportunity to ask Melanie Lenci a few questions about her work and involvement in entrepreneurship in the community. Melanie launched Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs of Santa Fe (KAESF) to combine her love for storytelling and connecting people to highlight the amazing entrepreneur community in Santa Fe. Melanie shares how entrepreneurship and technology allows her to create the job she loves.
Thursday, February 21st • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Fe Business Incubator Coworking Space
3900 Paseo del Sol • Santa Fe, NM
Bring your creativity, a laptop and a friend if you wish. Join a team and see how far you can get building something. Spectators also welcome.
Come one come all! The problem will be deliberately a little vague, to allow room for creativity. In other words, it will be something subject to interpretation, like “create an app that lets people track their pets.” Except it won’t be that. Or will it? We’ll never tell, except at 5:30pm on Thursday, February 21st.
5:00 - Mingle. Eat pizza.
5:15 - Introductions: say your name and what you can do. Don’t be intimidated, the point of this whole thing is to learn.
5:25 - Join a team.
5:30 - Problem released, get hacking!
7:30 - Work stops, demos begin.
8:00 - Fin.
Did we mention you should bring a laptop?!
Join us next Thursday!
New Mexico TechWorks had a successful night of website building yesterday at the Institute of American Indian Arts. We had 11 community members joined us to create, build, and launch their own websites!
Check our make a website page to see when the next classes will take place!
New Mexico TechWorks presents with Students and Interns at the New Mexico Digital Learning Conference in Albuquerque!
We would love to thank New Mexico Youth Ambassadors and Next Generation Media Teams, including the students from Turquoise Trail Middle school, Wilson Middle School, and Albuquerque High School, as well as the staff administrators, volunteers, and parents who supported their efforts and made it possible for them to travel to CNM Workforce Training Center today to present at the New Mexico Digital Learning Conference.
New Mexico TechWorks, including our interns, New Mexico Youth Ambassadors, and our Next Generation Media Teams presented a session at the New Mexico Digital Learning Conference in Albuquerque, January 30th. Students spoke on "Teaching and Learning for the New Economy." The students shared statistics on job growth in the tech industry, the changing work environment and growth of the gig economy, they shared their views on the "new economy" and what it means, and gave statistics on which industries have the highest growth in New Mexico. They also shared their opinion on where the direction of education should go in order for students to be better equipped with skills for the changing economy.
The presentation was led by Natalia Marquez, Sawyer Headly, Seven Ballard, Simon Ballard, and Jennifer Nevarez. The presentation was filmed and documented by Elijah Valdez and Camilo Candelaria.
We were so excited by the conversation at the event, we decided to continue the dialogue and would love to hear your thoughts. Add your response to the link below!
What is the "New Economy" and what skills or jobs do you think are important in the "New Economy?"
New Mexico Techworks had the opportunity to interview Zippy Guerin. Zippy works with Creative Santa Fe and is the founder of Santa Fe Found, an online platform that highlights local artists and entrepreneurs. In this interview she explains how technology has impacted her career and life.