What is the BEOC? Barelas Economic Opportunity Center (BEOC). This is AHCC’s state‐of‐the‐art workforce and business development training center. It serves as a general resource for membership, the community, and special programming. BEOC includes two board meeting rooms, two conference rooms, and three computer/teaching labs. The two conference rooms are used for trainings and meeting space with a seating capacity each of 10 and 15. The boardrooms, which seat 50 and 35, are outfitted with projection, large TV, and teleconferencing equipment. The instructional labs include 17‐18 computer workstations each and interactive SMART Boards. During training sessions and program functions, participants will have access to appropriate rooms, based on technology needs. Additionally, participants will be able to take advantage of community access hours to computer labs. These open times, Tuesday and Thursdays from noon to 4 pm, will allow participants 32 hours of access each month to computers, business software, and the internet. This will provide opportunities to work on business plans, prepare résumés, search and apply to jobs, access online instructional tools, check email, do homework, and more. The site is easy to access with proximity to Interstate 25 and downtown, ADA compliant construction, and on‐site parking. 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, small business 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. Classes and Programs Summary Bernalillo County economic Development Depart 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 .