Funding Resources

While CNM Ingenuity’s programs are not eligible for traditional financial aid, there are other funding sources that might be available to qualified participants. Learn more about these funding opportunities and how to qualify below. 

Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) 

The federal Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) is legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. WIOA funding provides training funds for jobs in demand. Contact the New Mexico Workforce Connection at WIOA@wccnm.org or call 505.843.1900 for more details on WIOA program eligibility and enrollment.

Bosomworth Scholarship 

Scholarships through the Bosomworth Workforce Scholarship Endowment may be available for students enrolled or about to be enrolled in a CNM Ingenuity program. Doug and Joan Bosomworth established and funded an endowment that provides small scholarships to working individuals who have a sincere desire to improve their workplace capabilities and earning power. To qualify for this need-based aid, recipients must be a New Mexico resident with a minimum of two (2) years post-high school work experience. Note that recipients do not have to be high school graduates. For application information and requirements, please email  workforce@cnm.edu with the subject line “Request for Bosomworth Scholarship Application.” 

McCorkle Workforce Training Center Scholarship 

Need-based scholarships are available for CNM Ingenuity programs through the Cathy and Sherman McCorkle Workforce Training Center Endowment. Cathy and Sherman McCorkle created this endowment to support students pursuing non-credit skill development and to provide training opportunities to people already in the workforce who want to expand their skill sets and increase their earning potential. For application information and requirements, please email workforce@cnm.edu with the subject line “Request for McCorkle Workforce Training Center Scholarship Application.”

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

The New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides assistance for those who have an impairment that “constitutes a substantial impediment to employment.” Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a state- and federally-funded program designed to help eligible individuals with documented disabilities find suitable employment. VR is a voluntary program and services persons who want to work. With a long history of success and proven methodology for making the best fits, time and again, DVR is committed to helping clients succeed.  

Job Training Albuquerque (JTA)

Job Training Albuquerque (JTA) is a workforce development program that provides opportunities for the local workforce to gain necessary skills in order to fill skill gaps and meet the workforce needs of existing and potential employers. JTA provides an opportunity for Albuquerque employers to skill up their workforce and provides an opportunity for employees to gain high-demand skills and industry specific credentials. JTA is a partnership between the City of Albuquerque and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). Program funding is provided by the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department and is administered by CNM Ingenuity. For application information and requirements, please visit Jobtrainingabq.org 

GI Bill 

The following programs our eligible for GI Bill benefits. Veterans should apply for GI Bill benefits and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility before applying. 

  • Deep Dive Fullstack 
  • Deep Dive Java +Android 
  • Deep Dive Digital Media 
  • IT Professional  

Learn more about Veterans education benefits and resources for CNM students. 

AmeriCorps 

Funding for AmeriCorps members who have committed their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters and more who have earned education benefits to be used at two and four year institutions. 

Trade Adjustment Assistance 

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is a federally-funded program created to assist workers dislocated due to foreign imports or the transfer of production to Mexico or Canada. The program offers great benefits, including money for retraining and reimbursement of job search and relocation expenses. 

4 Ways to Get Your Employer to Send You to Class 

  1. Ask - A simple request is usually all it takes. 
  2. Stress the Benefits - Additional skills training will make you a more productive employee. 
  3. Emphasize the Convenience - Why go out of town for training when you can get quality training right here? 
  4. Compare the Competitive Pricing - Your employer will be pleased to know they are paying a little less while getting a lot. Check the prices. They’re hard to beat! 

Education Loans 

CNM Ingenuity encourages responsible borrowing. We cannot assist in a loan application, nor do we endorse any of these companies. These are simply a few options that you might want to consider if all other options have been exhausted.   

  1. Sallie Mae Student Loans 
  2. Wells Fargo Career Training Loans 
  3. Citizens Bank Continuing Education Loans 

Other Resources 

  1. Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund 
  2. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 

Learn more about resources for CNM students. 

In an effort to take all reasonable precautions regarding COVID-19, we are following the CNM response. For those who partner directly with CNM and have questions not answered by CNM, please see the CNMI Resource Page. Both can be found here.CNMI Resource Page.
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