SFCC announces free information sessions on PRO-TEC program

SANTA FE, NM – 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 Jan. 22, Jan. 24, Jan. 27 and Jan. 29 about the Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PRO-TEC) program, which begins Feb. 26 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 prepare for industry certifications (social media, IT, leadership) through hands-on workshops and gain key job readiness skills through hands-on workshops and gain key job readiness skills in the 130 hour intensive training program starting on Feb. 26. The classes are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 through March 9. After the March 9 graduation, participants will intern with Santa Fe County businesses for 100 hours March 10 to May 30. 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 you Work Keys assessment, contact your local Workforce Connections office or Ted Lech at 505- 428-1748 or at thaddeus.lech@state.nm.us.

This is the third year for the program. PRO-TEC has served more than 45 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., Mon., Jan. 22 at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 301 W. DeVargas Street. (Check in at front desk for conference room designation.)
• 10 a.m., Wed., Jan. 24 at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 301 W. DeVargas Street. (Check in at front desk for conference room designation.)
• 4 p.m., Sat., Jan. 27 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. (Room 563)
• 5:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 29 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. (Room TBA)


For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.