Building Bridge2Careers

Building the skilled and ready workforce talent our community needs requires we connect all the systems that enable our people to be prepared and ready for middle- and high-skilled careers in specific industries vital for economic development.

Our people are our greatest assets, and the role of Bridge2Careers is to provide access to a host of resources to help students, parents, teachers, and members of the business community know their options as they become active participants in the workforce talent pipeline.

Bridge2Careers is a project of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and the mission-aligned Workforce Talent Collaborative. The Bridge leads the conversations that are driving educational and economic success for young people by understanding that student success can happen at many levels — high school graduation, career-certification, and college degrees.

This innovative, business-led collaborative unites the top educational leaders in Doña Ana County (the Las Cruces, Gadsden, and Hatch school districts, Doña Ana Community College, New Mexico State University, and the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine) with business, economic development and government leaders to literally bridge the skills and knowledge gaps between education and career readiness for students.

Since founded in 2009, we have sought to support young people in crossing every finish line on their individual academic journeys, because when they win, we all win. The more highly-skilled and career ready young people are to engage in entrepreneurism and employment in their communities, the better equipped they are to build strong families and futures, while fueling the growth and development of thriving industries here and across the state.

To learn more about The Bridge and the state’s first comprehensive approach to workforce talent development aligned to economic development targets click here.