PRESS RELEASE - October 29, 2003
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

Regional Forums to be Held on Future Direction of Career and Technical Education in New Mexico

(Santa Fe NM)— The future direction of career and technical education in the state will be the topic of three regional open forums that will be held in November by the New Mexico Public Education Department’s (NMPED) Career-Technical and Community Service Division. Invited are industry representatives, educators, parents and students concerned about the role of education in producing a quality workforce and economy. “The public is key to ongoing high school reform efforts,” said Lena Trujillo-Chavez, division assistant superintendent.

Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
November 3, 2003
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
West Las Vegas School District
Donaldo Martinez Administration Bldg.
179 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Coordinator: Georgetta Cummings, NMPED
505-476-0265 or gcummings@ped.state.nm.us
November 5, 2003
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Dona Ana Branch Community College
3400 South Espina Street, Room 96
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Coordinator: Robert Olix,, NMPED
505-827-6652 or rolix@ped.state.nm.us
November 6, 2003
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
UNM Gallup
200 College Road
Calvin Hall, Room 248
Gallup, NM 87301
Coordinator: Saundra Castillo, New Mexico State University
505-646-3036 or nmffa@nmsu.edu

For more information, please visit the NMPED web page at www.ped.state.nm.us or contact Katherine Bryce at the NMPED at 827-6654 or kbryce@ped.state.nm.us.