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Economic Opportunities in North Central New Mexico_Raton
Within Colfax County, unemployment has been a continuous issue exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the City of Raton acts as a main passage between New Mexico and Colorado, bringing the possibilities of economic success, many people struggle to seek gainful employment. The state workforce solutions board does not have representative from Colfax County which perpetuates a lack of support for job-seekers in the area. This VISTA project will build on the previous two years by implementing, documenting, and wrapping up VISTA activities for the VISTA researched and developed SkillSharp Online Education Platform. This platform seeks to deliver free online courses to every citizen in Colfax County and connect them to jobs in the area.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA Member will carry out outreach and marketing intended to increase the involvement of low income persons in adult education classes including high school equivelancy preparation and testing, resume writing, and job interviewing. The VISTA will survey area employers to identify job training and education needed by employers, develop training materials. and help secure sponsors and funding to provide the job training local residents need to prepare for work in available local positions in real time.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Economic Opportunities in North Central New Mexico_Raton

Program Start/End Date
10/25/2021  -   10/24/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Accepting Applications
From  09/08/2021  To  10/01/2021 

Contact Geoff Peterson
130 Park Ave
Raton   NM   87740

Listing ID 83417


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