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Find local talent.
Help the community.

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We train, you hire, the state of NM pays*

IWP is an employer-led program run by the Southwest Indian Foundation to provide more career opportunities to the under-employed in the Gallup Area, and to promote local businesses by providing them with a pipeline of high quality entry-level candidates for the construction and automotive industries.

*Companies may be eligible for up to 75% wage reimbursement for up to 6 months. We work with you to determine eligibility.

Training Deepdive

Construction Program

For 12-weeks, our students work through a program centered around the NCCER Core curriculum, gaining exposure and training in a wide range of technical construction skills, and non-technical employmement skills critical for any line of work.

Man cutting with saw for welding.

NCCER Core Curriculum

CORE PLUS

Heavy Equipment Operations

Welding Tutorial

Lube tech

Tire Tech

Car detailing

Mechanic assisting

Diagnostics

Automotive Program

Over 6-weeks, our students work through a program geared towards ASE certifications, while also learning non-technical employment skills critical for any line of work.

They receive hands-on training in the following technical skills:

A gloved mechanic using a tool to work on an engine.

Training Deepdive

Construction Program

For 12-weeks, our students work through a program centered around the NCCER Core curriculum, gaining exposure and training in a wide range of technical construction skills, and non-technical employmement skills critical for any line of work.

Lube tech

CORE Plus

Heavy Equipment Operations

Welding Tutorial

Man cutting with saw for welding.
A gloved mechanic using a tool to work on an engine.

Automotive Program

Over 6-weeks, our students work through a program geared towards ASE certifications, while also learning non-technical employment skills critical for any line of work.

They receive hands-on training in the following technical skills:

Lube TecH

Tire Tech

Car Detailing

Mechanic Assisting

Diagnostics

"We look forward to working with more graduates of this program."

Graduate on a machine.

"Apex Modular Group hired two graduates from IWP for a construction project for the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. These individuals have been hard working, reliable, teachable, and eager to perform any and all tasks they have been given. The they received from the IWP definitely prepared them with the skills that have given them an advantage working on this construction project. We look forward to working with more graduates of this program on our other upcoming projects for the Navajo Nation."

Jim Reel
Site Superintendent

WHY partner with us?

Give back to the community and strengthen your workforce

  • We offer recommendation letters and job placement support to graduates who show strong work ethic, punctuality, and ambition.

  • We help you register for On-the-Job training through New Mexico Workforce Solutions in order to receive 75% reimbursement on wages for the first 6 months of work.

  • Get to know us, and then hire from a program you trust.

  • All graduates must pass a drug test before being admitted to the program.

  • Get notified whenever a new class is nearing graduation.

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