What is the BEOC? AHCC’s Barelas Economic Opportunity Center (BEOC) provides a complete schedule of educational services and programs designed to improve the opportunities for and experience of Hispanic and other community members. The BEOC’s program of work is designed to prepare trained, job-ready employees for small and large companies in New Mexico. The BEOC offers critical educational and workforce training resources that empower individuals and businesses with the tools necessary to be successful and break area cycles of poverty, through computer basics training, pathways to careers training (resume writing, interview skills), GED services, job connection services, and classes designed to help potential entrepreneurs start a successful business, such as marketing seminars, leadership training, financial literacy, Business Boot Camp, and tech corridor support. The BEOC offers two fully equipped computer labs, two conference rooms, and two meeting rooms for trainings. Computer labs are open to the general public on a regular schedule to allow them time to work on homework, resumes, and search for jobs. The BEOC works in cooperation with the AHCC Education Committee to fundraise and manage a Scholarship Program for high school seniors and nontraditional students, awarding between $80,000 and $120,000 each year. Classes and Programs Summary Bernalillo County currently supports the BEOC with its Workforce Training Programs. Programs available: Technology classes, GED preparation, Youth Entrepreneurship and Internships, Leadership Training, Business Boot Camps, Small Business Marketing seminars, Job Connect, Basic computer training, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. The AHCC is proud to be in partnership with Bernalillo County in this very important effort! Programs are available to all Bernalillo County residents at no cost. The AHCC/BEOC coordinates and leads outreach activities and events and coordinate events by other minority chambers to maximize enrollment in the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) and provide information on affordable insurance coverage options for both employers and the general public. Events are educational forums, which disseminate materials and provide information on where employers and individuals can go to enroll in coverage. AHCC hosts an annual conference that is a full day event focusing on employment, small business, careers, and resources for women veterans. A COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION The BEOC has developed initiatives and partnerships with ABQ GED, Albuquerque Public Schools, the Atrisco Heritage Foundation, Bernalillo County, Comcast, the City of Albuquerque, Central New Mexico Community College, the Barelas Community Development Corp., Goodwill Industries, Innovate Educate, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, The South Valley Small Business Development Center, University of New Mexico, and local school systems to improve educational opportunity and achievement for students at all levels. SPONSORING PARTNERS Bank of America /Merrill LynchBernalillo CountyComcastIntelNew Mexico Health Insurance ExchangePublic Service Company of New MexicoState Farm InsuranceUS BankWells Fargo Bank For more information, contact Synthia Jaramillo, Vice President/BEOC Director (505) 842-9003, firstname.lastname@example.org .