Partnership to employ UNM grads at Sandia Laboratory

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — A partnership between the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories hopes to seamlessly transfer local students to lab jobs after graduation.

The agreement supports UNM’s new degrees in project control and project management.

Sandia Labs says the partnership allows the growing need for students with the right academic foundation and real-world experience.

“That way as we build that pipeline of individuals we are able to contribute immediately to our national security mission, ” said Tristan Walters from Sandia Labs.

Sandia Labs staff will provide input on course curriculum to prepare New Mexico grads for future careers.

Currently, there are 300 jobs at Sandia in the project management sector.

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