Jacques Chevier knew he needed to make a change to create a better life for his young family.
In April 2018, Jacques attended CNM Ingenuity’s Java + Android bootcamp at Deep Dive Coding, with the assistance from the TechHire New Mexico program at the NM Workforce Connection and a grant through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The coding bootcamp allows students to learn fundamentals of software engineering utilizing Java, the world’s most popular programming language, to build modern, in-demand software that runs on and integrates multiple platforms.
He completed the 12-week immersive program and was accepted into the New Mexico IT Apprenticeship program (NMITAP). During his year as an apprentice, Jacques continued his technical training through structured on-the-job training and technical instruction. He learned in-demand industry skills, including a certification as a Salesforce Administrator. On-the-job training consisted of working on several high profile projects to assist in the design of the Salesforce implementation for Central New Mexico Community College. By tracking skills obtained through his project work, Jacques was able to build his resume with sought after aptitudes and industry took notice.
Jacques recently joined Deloitte Consulting’s digital government practice as a Senior Systems Analyst. According to Jacques, “I’m glad to be using my Salesforce development skills to serve the citizens of New Mexico!” Scott Malm, Deloitte Principal, says “CNM’s technical programs help provide us the local New Mexico talent we need to serve our customers. We’re thrilled to have Jacques join our team.”
TechHire New Mexico (techhirenm.com) provides innovative Information Technology (IT) job training for individuals and employers in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties. The program offers paid tech/IT job training and job placement opportunities for eligible participants. TechHire New Mexico also provides tech/IT employers paid incumbent worker training, paid internships, and trained job seekers from a pipeline of superb IT talent.
TechHire New Mexico is a part of the New Mexico Workforce Connection in the Central Region and also provides referrals to the robust Workforce Connection partner network with additional resources, services, and opportunities for the Tech/IT community.
NMITAP, lead by CNM Ingenuity Inc., is the only registered Information Technology apprentice program in New Mexico. A Registered Apprenticeship is a program of the United States Department of Labor that connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers.
The NMITAP program length is based on skill development allowing employers the flexibility to train to their needs. NMITAP serves the industry by placing apprentices new to the industry with companies but also plays a vital role by working with companies to skill up their incumbent workforce. There are currently five IT pathways and multiple ways to obtain technical instruction.