The Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board (NALWDB) was incorporated in 2001 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) to operate as the Administrative Entity (AE) for workforce funds in the ten (10) northern New Mexico counties of Cibola, Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos. The Northern Area serves approximately 27.6 percent of New Mexico’s total population
1. To educate and train our workforce to meet the changing needs of Northern New Mexico;
2. To design and implement a locally-delivered workforce development system which will enable government, business, education, and labor to provide the Northern Area with a well-trained, highly-skilled, and competitive workforce; and,
3. To provide a seamless, business-driven system of service delivery that enhances access for all customers.
These goals include promoting an environment with an improved alignment of strategies and resources to respond to the talent base for business, particularly those in targeted clusters identified as economic development priorities for economic diversification, and making available to job seekers market-relevant training and education as well as connections to employment and career advancement opportunities