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State To Launch SNAP Employment and Training Program

The state is launching a new SNAP E&T program to provide training to SNAP recipients and enable them to join the workforce.

February 5, 2024

Santa FE- The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced the launch of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Program. The initiative is designed to provide education and job training skills to participants and support them in workforce entry.

Karmela Martinez said, “The goal of the program is to increase participants’ access to training and support services, enabling them to enter or advance in the workforce more effectively. We are excited to offer additional support to eligible SNAP customers interested in participating in the program.”

The SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program offers a range of services such as job search training, work experience, and various forms of work-based learning including pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, internships, and on-the-job training. Participants in the program will be assigned case managers who will assist them in exploring career options, developing personal and professional skills, and overcoming challenges related to entering or reentering the workforce.

The Human Services Department is collaborating with Central New Mexico Community College and Clovis Community College for the SNAP E&T Program. These colleges are entrusted with the responsibility of providing case management services such as job search training, assistance with resources, educational guidance, and access to comprehensive support services.

SNAP E&T program is available to SNAP customers at no cost. Interested people can reach out to the department or send an email.

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