Our Mission



Vision Statement

Facilitate industry driven career pathway exploration designed to engage students, propel education and recruit workforce.



As we see the nature of the workforce shift to technology and industry at the same time that dropout rates and student disengagement rates are high, communities are turning to innovative approaches using anchor institutions in collaboration with a body of community stakeholders to keep students motivated and truly engaged in core curriculum.

The mission of the Running Start for Careers program is to bring industry and education togetherĀ  for hands on learning with in-demand tradesĀ  that build soft skills, teach industry applicable skillsets, and that create a spark within high school students , propelling them through gradation and into trades, college and beyond.

The overall goal of RSFC is to create an environment that engages students and industry by creating programs that provide the skills employers need while creating an engaging and competitive career pathways exploration program that is flexible and scalable to meet the needs of the workforce.






Contact Info

Mariela Ruiz-Angel

Executive Director Running Start For Careers


Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College