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DACC/Union Pacific to hold ribbon-cutting for new workforce training academy


Doña Ana Community College (DACC) and Union Pacific Railroad will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new workforce training academy in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

The ribbon-cutting will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 10 a.m. at the Union Pacific Industrial Careers Academy located in the DACC Sunland Park Center, 3365 McNutt Road. The academy is designed to help Sunland Park and Santa Teresa residents develop skills and training sought by area employers. The academy provides fast-track training in logistics, warehousing, transportation, manufacturing and more. The Union Pacific Industrial Careers Academy is made possible by a $350,000 grant by Union Pacific, which also includes funding for student scholarships.

The academy offers the following courses, with two courses beginning in October:

  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • CDL Training
  • Certified Technician Supply Chain Automation
  • Certified Production Technician 4.0
  • Digital Foundations/IC3 Certification
  • Welding Fast-Track Certificate
  • OSHA 10 training
  • OSHA Forklift training

The academy offers classroom activities along with job-shadowing, workplace observations and company tours, and internship opportunities. Additionally, DACC will concurrently support students needing help with basic math and literacy skills or learning English.

For more information on the academy and to register, go to https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=5073#CourseGroupID=58328, call 575-527-7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu

For more information, please contact news at news@dacc.nmsu.edu.


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