The Las Cruces Public Schools Career Readiness Program, working in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS), recently held “mock” job interviews for 45 LCPS high school students who put their career readiness skills to the test with career specialists from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

"Mock" Job Interview

Students undergo “mock” job interviews with career specialists from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

“The mock interviews were successful because each student took initiative in their interviewing process by completing cover letters and resumes, as well as having available references,” said NMDWS Career Specialist Collette Baker. “I was very impressed with the professionalism the students displayed and the pride they took in both their employment portfolios and dressing for success.”

The participating students were involved with Future Farmers of America (FFA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), or Technical Student Association (TSA), and used the opportunity to fulfill a leadership component found within each of the organizations.

"Mock" Job Interview

Students undergo “mock” job interviews with career specialists from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

“These students prepare all year for state academic competitions to be held during the spring semester. Each of the programs has a leadership component which incorporates preparing for all aspects of job preparedness,” said Carrie Hernandez, Coordinator for Teaching and Learning. “We plan on conducting similar workshops this spring with other student organizations, juniors and seniors before graduation and/or those who wish to participate in early field-based experiential learning.”

Businesses interested in hosting juniors or seniors for early field-based experience opportunities or sponsoring a student team can contact: Carrie Hernandez, (575) 527-6616, chernandez@lcps.net.

-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren, pdahlgren@lcps.net, (575) 527-5808