Heinrich To Promote Education And Job Training In Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will promote education and job training in Albuquerque this week.   

On Wednesay, August 27, Senator Heinrich will deliver a keynote address at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce's Congressional Delegation Luncheon Series. The Senator's speech will focus on high-quality education and job training opportunities being key components to building a more prosperous New Mexico and becoming a more competitive destination for new businesses.

Later in the day, Senator Heinrich will tour the Central New Mexico Community College STEMulus Center, an education and training center offering students the opportunity to gain skills to compete in a global economy. Senator Heinrich voted to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill to improve existing workforce development programs in New Mexico, which was signed into law by the President on July 22, 2014.

On Thursday, August 28, Senator Heinrich will tour Qynergy, a company that collaborates with inventors, customers, industry partners, and research centers to identify innovative technology and mature it to be ready for low volume manufacturing. Senator Heinrich--who is the only engineer in the Senate--is a strong proponent of technology-transfer and commercialization, and touted New Mexico's ability to utilize its world-class research facilities during his first speech on the Senate floor.

The following events are open to media. Members of the media interested in attending should email press@heinrich.senate.gov or call (202) 228-1578.

Albuquerque - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WHAT:  Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
WHEN: From 12 to 1:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102

WHAT: Central New Mexico Community College STEMulus Center
WHEN: From 3:40 to 4:40 p.m.
WHERE: 20 First Plaza Center NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102

Albuquerque - Thursday, August 28, 2014
WHAT:  Qynergy 
 From 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  801 University Boulevard SE, Suite 105, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106