Free GED program to begin in September- Program put forth by PNM, Catholic Charities and St. Felix
St. Felix Pantry, sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America, in conjunction with PNM and Catholic Charities, will be hosting a GED program beginning Sept. 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at their location in Rio Rancho.
In addition to prospective students, St. Felix Pantry is also in need of people with teaching experience to assist the program’s official instructor. Registration is required and the class offers rolling admissions. The GED program is completely free of cost thanks to a grant from PNM.
“This program is a great way for people in the community to expand their opportunities in the workforce,” said Manuel Casias, Vice President of Development at St. Felix Pantry. “If you were unable to finish high school, for whatever reason, this class bridges that gap in the eyes of employers.”
Obtaining a GED opens up greater employment and secondary education opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 70 percent of jobs in New Mexico require a high school diploma or equivalent.
“We at the PNM Resources Foundation are thrilled to see St. Felix’s Pantry looking at ways to help their clients with obtaining their GED,” said Kathleen Larese, PNM Resources Director of Customer Experience. “Programs like this support our key initiatives of education and economic development to create a vibrant and robust economy and community in New Mexico.”
Anyone interested in enrolling or assisting with the program should come visit the St. Felix Pantry development office at 4020 Barbara Loop SE, Rio Rancho, N.M. 87124.
The focus of St. Felix Pantry is to help people get through the tough times. The pantry provides hope for the homeless, people who are on a fixed income, the working poor, seniors and anyone that the organization can help.