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New Workforce Training Reduced in Cost

1/7/2016 5:15:02 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. Starting in February, the Training and Outreach (T&O) Division at New Mexico Junior College will offer students hundreds of dollars in savings in the new Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) program.

Short-term trainings will cost $40 each for classes that include instrumentation, basic electrical, mechanical maintenance and electrical maintenance.

“We want to stay ahead of the curve to help boost local workforce skills and employment opportunities during the oil and gas industry slowdown,” said T&O Vice President Jeff McCool. “At these prices, students can potentially save thousands of dollars depending on how many I&C trainings they complete.  They will also gain valuable skills for many different areas of employment.”

The Instrumentation and Controls Program kicks off its first trainings February 2nd and February 3rd from 7:00 am-4:00 pm, with Workplace Safety including OSHA 10 certification. There are numerous other trainings through this program scheduled from February through June.

Additional programs and trainings include the Lease Pumper and Math for the Oilfield classes, as well as
One-, Two- and Three-Week CDL Trainings.

These programs directly impact the local oil and gas production industry, but also offer other skills that can benefit various industries as well, including manufacturing, electrical and industrial maintenance, and treatment plants.

All trainings will be at the Larry Hannah Training and Outreach Center at 4000 W. Millen, on the campus of New Mexico Junior College

For more information, please call Rachel Gallagher at 575-492-4716 or

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