Gallup Branch: Center for Career Technology Education and Innovation

Project Description

Gurley Hall at UNM Gallup campus

The UNM-Gallup Center for Career Technology, Education and Innovation (CCTEI) project will renovate spaces across the UNM-Gallup campus to support programs that are relevant to the community.

Programs include, but are not limited to, automotive technology, construction technology, welding technology, allied health, HVAC, mechanical industrial technology, emergency medical services and other workforce training disciplines identified as emerging and high growth industries. 

The community need for innovative workforce development initiatives indicates the necessity for multi-use spaces on the UNM-Gallup campus which can act as learning labs and educational tools.  As a hub for job training in the greater Gallup-McKinley County area, this facility will provide maximum benefit to students across a wide range of career and technical education disciplines.

The Center for Career Technology Education and Innovation project classrooms and class lab buildings will provide new training facilities for career and technical education programs. The current CCTE facilities are inadequate in both size and functionality. 

As UNM-Gallup continues to drive economic development initiatives within the community, the necessity of increased partnerships becomes a valuable part of UNM’s mission. UNM-Gallup promotes the cultivation of partnerships with educational and civic institutions to help all students achieve their educational and professional goals. The synergy of these partnerships will allow for inclusion of a larger population of students which will in turn allow for a broader impact on the economy and industrial growth of the area.

Total requested amount: $3,000,000