CNM partners with professional linemen for training program


Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is training the next generation of electrical linemen. 

When the power goes out, it’s linemen who turn your lights back on. It’s a dangerous, but necessary job. That’s why CNM and professional linemen are working together on a new pre-apprenticeship program. 

“For CNM, it allows us to bring in a type of education and program that we’ve never had before in a really high-skills, high paying job,” Kyle Lee, CNM Ingenuity Executive Director, said. 

Students at the school’s Rio Rancho campus are being trained by seasoned professionals in a special 15-week program. 

Most existing linemen are just five years from retirement. CNM says the new program aims to help fill the void. 

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