Some days when we look around the world, all we see are a bunch of problems that don’t seem to have solutions. It gets frustrating when we want to find answers but get bogged down in the complexity of the problems, making the solutions seem difficult, if not impossible. Sometimes, though, people do find answers to problems.
The state’s own Central New Mexico College with its superb leadership team is an example of an institution that finds answers. It is an organization that finds solutions and makes them work. The people at CNM don’t waste time whining or complaining; they just take care of business. And they provide multifaceted educational opportunities for students with a wide variety of needs and dreams.
For example, last week CNM announced that Rio Rancho will be the home of a new program to train electrical lineworkers, through a partnership with CNM, CNM Ingenuit, Inc. and the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperatives Association.
This pre-apprenticeship program will offer students a 12- to 14-week course about electric linework, as well as 240 hours of intern work with a rural cooperative. The training facility will be relocated from Las Cruces, and the cooperative’s apprentices will begin their fall apprenticeship here in October.