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Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 590 West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 855-5284
Fax: (505) 872-8848

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Vision Statement

All student's graduate high school with the skills needed to successfully compete in post-secondary experience to include higher education as well as the world of work.

Mission Statement

To provide teachers with the tools and professional development to adequately educate their students.

General Information

What are Non-Traditional Careers?

Non-Traditional careers are those careers that are generally filled by less than 25% of one gender. Examples of this would be men in nursing or women in engineering.

How Do I Know If a Non-Traditional Field Is Right For Me?

To find out if your interests, abilities, and economic needs match a specific type of career, do your research!

Visit the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook to find information on careers that interest you. The site will explain the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

For Students:
Why Choose a Non-Traditional Career?

It is important for individuals to consider a career based on their own interests, abilities, and needs. A person's gender should not be a determining factor in choosing a career path. If you choose a career field based solely on the idea that women and men are predisposed to being/doing a certain job, you are limiting your options.

Everyone has the right to work in a filed that provides a sense of personal satisfaction, pays family-supportive wages, and matches that individual's abilities and talents. Albuquerque Public Schools and Carl D. Perkins Grant encourage students to explore Non-Traditional career options.

There are advantages for both men and women to consider Non-Traditional Career choices.

Career Technical Education Career Fair 2016

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CTE Career Fair



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Hello there,   I am reaching out to members of the CNM GIS and Surveying Advisory Committee to let you know about our upcoming fall classes.  Please share this information with your employees, or anyone who might be interested.  Registering is simple—just visit for information, or I’m happy to answer your questions directly.   Many thanks!   Amy Ballard Associate Dean, School of Applied Technologies   Central New Mexico Community College 525 Buena Vista SE Albuquerque, NM  87106 505-224-3368
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