Santa Fe Community College in partnership with Santa Fe County and the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board announces a series of free information sessions on March 14, March 26, March 27 and March 30 about the Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PRO-TEC) program, which begins April 22 at the college.
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 are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 22through May 7. After the May 8 graduation, participants will intern with Santa Fe County businesses for 100 hours May 9 through June 14. Training scholarships and stipends are available to qualifying participants.
All applicants must complete a Work Keys assessment before or when they apply for the program. To schedule your Work Keys assessment contact Ted Lech with New Mexico Workforce Solutions at
This is the fourth year for the program. PRO-TEC has served more than 65 Santa Fe County residents with an average 80 percent post-program employment rate.
The public is invited to learn more about the PROTEC educational opportunity at four free Santa Fe information sessions:
- 10 a.m., Thurs., March 14 at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 301 W. DeVargas Street. (Check in at front desk for conference room designation.)
- 4 p.m., Tues., March 26 at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 301 W. DeVargas Street. (Check in at front desk for conference room designation.)
- 5:30 p.m., Wed., March 27 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. (Room 149)
- 10 a.m., Sat., March 30 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.(Room 805)