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College Career Resources for high school students.

Sara Money, College Career Resource CounselorGreetings!  My name is Sara Money and I am the Indian Education College Career Resource Counselor.

Are you ready to figure out what career would be best for you?  I would encourage you to first watch the video "The Insufficient Degree."  It is important to figure out WHAT you want to do before you figure out WHERE you want to go. 

The second thing you should do is visit the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.  There are two tools that can help you:  "Career Exploration" and the "Why I Work." 

After you have completed those steps, look at the resources to see what is available for the career(s) that you are interested in.  Please feel free to email me at and I can schedule a time to meet with you.

Steps to Figuring Out Career Possibilities

Step 1:  Watch Video

Find out why it is important to figure out WHAT you want to do before you figure out WHERE you want to go.

Step 2:  Career Exploration

The New Mexico Department of WorkForce Solutions has two amazing tools to help guide students for career opportunities: 

  1. Career Exploration: The process of identifying careers you're interested in is called career exploration. Take the time now to evaluate who you are and what you want so you can get started on the right path.
  2. Why I Work: A financial tool that shows you how much money you need to make to afford the things you want and need. Use "Why I Work" to get an idea of how much you need to earn and explore occupations with wages that match what you need.

Step 3:  Look for Opportunities!

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) New Mexico: Paid on-the-job training with local contractors and evening classroom instruction at NO COST to the Apprentice: Carpentry (4 years), Electrical (4 years), HVAC-R Technician (4 years), Masonry (3 years), Plumbing (4 years), Sheet Metal (4 years).
  • TLC Plumbing: Work full time, learn a trade, earn a license certificate or degree: Electrical, HVAC-R Technician, Plumbing Project Manager, and Auto/Diesel Mechanic
  • Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque increases jobs and economic activity in neighborhoods in Albuquerque: Patient Transporter, Food service Aide, Patient Aide, Tech Patient Services, and Logistics Tech
  • Military: Start the with Armed services Vocation Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) that is a test to measure your abilities and help predict future academic and occupational success in the military: Air Force, Army, Navy, New Mexico Army National Guard, Marines
  • Court Reporting: Two years of school. Start with a 6-week class to learn the basics of steno theory in a virtual classroom environment. Email: for more information.
  • Deep Dive Coding: Computer coding at an intensive training bootcamp. CNM Ingenuity, (505) 224-4717.

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