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industrial workforce program

Free Job Training,
Lifelong Opportunity

An award-winning workforce development program providing free construction and auto technician training to Gallup-area residents.

100%

COST Free

99%

Native American

83%

Job placement

PAID

part-time

18-45

ages

100%

Free

99%

Native American

Paid

up to 2o hrs / wk

83%

Job placement

18 - 45

Age range

100%

Free

99%

Native American

83%

Job placement

1:4

MAX Teacher
to Student Ratio

18 - 45

Age range

PART-TIME PAY AVAILABLE

for eligible
low-income
participants

Get trained.
Work hard.
Get hired.

The Industrial Workforce Program (IWP) offers free training in construction, welding, and automotive servicing.

The Southwest Indian Foundation runs this program, preparing graduates for internships, pre-apprenticeships, trade school, and entry-level positions through immersive classroom sessions and hands-on training on real-world projects.

Workers doing wood work in the warehouse

Thank you to the partners and sponsors supporting our graduates

What do our programs cover?

IWP is centered around providing graduates with exposure and training in a wide range of technical and non-technical skills critical for work in the construction and automotive trade.

Construction

Automotive

Basic Construction

Lube Tech

OSHA 10

Tire Tech

Welding

Car Detailing

Heavy Equipment

Mechanic Assisting

Power Industry Fundamentals

Diagnostics

"I really felt like I had become more marketable in the job industry"

Graduate on a machine.

"By being trained on skills such as heavy equipment and welding, I really felt like I had become more marketable in the job industry. I liked welding so much that I was inspired to enroll in welding school at UNM, and I'm hopeful that that route will lead to bigger and better things for me. Thank you to the Industrial Workforce Program for being a huge part of this new path."

Aaron L.
IWP Graduate

Construction
Course

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‍Automotive
Course

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Employers

Partner with IWP,
fill vacancies

We not only work with you to build programs that deliver exactly the entry-level candidates you need - we even work to determine you're eligibility for pay reimbursement on up to 75% of new hires' wages for up to 6 months.

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industrial workforce program

Training programs
for valuable careers
in the Gallup area