Investing in New Mexico Communities
The gift that keeps on giving.
In honor of PNM turning 100 years old, PNM Resources recently made a generous contribution to the PNM Resources Foundation. The funds from this donation will be received by five different organizations in New Mexico, all of which have a focus towards furthering education and economic development in our state:
WESST: "Power Up Your Biz" - This new initiative will be targeted to existing businesses that want to scale their operations. Participating companies will have access to services which will address obstacles to growth and put their business on a path to long-term success.
CNM Ingenuity: Bilingual Customer Service Training - Living in New Mexico, the need for Spanish speaking positions is very real, especially in the customer service sector. This program will provide formal business Spanish reading and writing skills and technical knowledge, and the curriculum can be customizable for specific industries if needed.
CNM Ingenuity: ecoMOD Home Construction and Internships - CNM, CNM Ingenuity and the UNM School of Architecture are partnering to provide hands-on paid internships for students interested in quality careers in the construction fields. Interns will help construct "ecoMOD" homes - a highly energy efficient, state-of-the-art modular housing solution - for use as affordable housing in the Albuquerque area. The next completed ecoMOD home will go to Habitat for Humanity for placement in the Barelas neighborhood.
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce: Growing Small Businesses: Powered by PNM - The program is an exclusive benefit to AHCC members and will provide one-on-one consulting and training on handling marketing, cash flow, etc. to local small businesses. AHCC also plans to collaborate with the PNM Energy Efficiency department to educate businesses on how to manage energy costs as their business grows.
Geomatics Program, College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, partnering with New Mexico Professional Surveyors - The average age of a surveyor in the U.S. is 58 years old, and New Mexico Professional Surveyors are hoping to reignite interest in the profession through a partnership with New Mexico State University. The curriculum will be revamped and expand its reach into other markets by providing online education and also provide valuable upskilling opportunities for people already working as surveyors who desire continuing education for their career. The result will be an increase in demand for surveyors in the next five to ten years.