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Northern New Mexico Coalition for Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning (WBL) is a continuum of experiential learning opportunities that offer exposure to careers and develop employability skills critical to today’s workplace.  

The Northern New Mexico Coalition for WBL is working to expand and improve the WBL ecosystem throughout our region – including the counties of Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos.   

Established in April 2021, the Coalition’s purpose is to ensure that youth and adult learners in our region have access to high-quality work-based learning opportunities by networking industry to education and supporting collaborative planning, collective action, better coordinating resources, securing large-scale funding, supporting students and employers, and forging strong relationships across sectors. The Coalition is made up of representatives of twenty-eight employers, non-profit organizations, workforce training entities, foundations, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, and tribal and state governments.

“We know that these experiences help people develop broad, transferable skills for success in high school, college, and the workplace and also enable them to access better jobs.”

Coalition Co-chair Rebecca Estrada, the Higher Education & Workforce Development Specialist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

If you’re interested in joining this effort, want to learn more, or have an idea to share, please email us at: