There’s a new way to become a computer whiz in New Mexico.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions on Tuesday announced a new information technology career pathway program in which chosen students will take a 12-week computer coding boot camp, followed by an eight-week apprenticeship at a local tech company. The goal is to create a path to gain educational and professional experience in a high-paying field in a relatively short time span.
McCamley said the department will begin accepting applications for the apprenticeship program in the fall, which will lead to an initial class of between 10 and 15 students. Their education will be funded with money the state receives from the federal government as part of the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act, he said.