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Running Start for Careers

Running Start for Careers is a career exploration program designed to give students direct entry to industry-developed/industry-taught curriculums during their 11th and 12th grade years.

Program Contact

Andrew Mathis
Executive Director

Office: (505) 768-3000
Cell: (303) 563-9990

Amanda Glennon              CTE Outreach Manager

Office: (505) 224-4764

Running Start for Careers

Running Start for Careers (RSFC) is an innovative public/private partnership designed to engage students, increase graduation rates and create an integrated workforce system that attracts companies to our region while keeping our young talent close to home.  

Targeted to juniors and seniors, students earn college credits and credits needed to graduate high school, while obtaining valuable industry-specific job skills and advancements toward industry-recognized credentials. The program is offered by the City of Albuquerque, in partnership with APS, CNM and local industry partners in an effort to engage students and get them thinking about career pathways by placing them real-world learning environments.

Students who complete the program receive a program completion certificate. In certain courses, students receive credits toward industry-recognized credentials. Many of the courses offer job shadows or paid internships follow successful completion of coursework.

Get a running start in your career!
Learn more today about Running Start for Careers initiative

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