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Heinrich To Convene Roundtable On LANL Workforce Training With University And College Presidents

on May 31, 2016 - 10:54am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

SANTA FE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will nconvene a roundtable discussion at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, with university and college presidents and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) representatives in Santa Fe to discuss ways to increase job-training opportunities for positions at LANL.

One third of LANL's employees will become retirement eligible within the next four years, and LANL is projecting that there will be approximately 2,425 vacancies to fill between 2016 to 2020. Heinrich is working with LANL and local colleges and universities to ensure that there are partnerships and job-training opportunities for New Mexicans to fill those future positions.

Heinrich recently worked to pass the Senate's Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes an amendment he introduced to address current and future energy workforce needs and increase the participation of women and minorities throughout the energy sector. The amendment aims to align apprenticeships, training and work-study programs, college credentials, and university degrees with opportunities in energy-and manufacturing-related industries.


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