Students work with a career coach who, in partnership with the student and their family, build an Individual Development Plan that includes exposure to career path-specific experiences and introductions to organizations.
Arches isn't just individual coaching. The Arches Experience is a series of events that include behind-the-scenes looks with businesses, governments, and non-profits to increase the student's understanding of how these organizations work and what career opportunities exist within them. As the student progresses through the program, these Arches events evolve into paid internships and long-term relationships.
Opportunity Through Challenge
Arches isn't for everyone. Students who thrive have the combination of drive, curiosity, and work ethic. Arches provides unique challenges and will stretch students. For those with the desire to accomplish big things, the support is unparalleled.
Who We Are
Arches is a career accelerator that exists to connect talented, motivated students with organizations that are working to do big things. We believe these connections and the careers that follow will provide a solution to the recruitment challenges these businesses face while creating career and networking opportunities for driven students.
The Problem: A Business Perspective
Arches started to solve a problem that shouldn't exist.
Companies in Albuquerque constantly encounter the challenge of finding, recruiting, and keeping great employees to help them in their missions to do great things. This problem is only going to get worse.
Our Solution: Connection
Arches seeks to build just that...arches...between Albuquerque's businesses and students. We envision a future Albuquerque in which we flourish because of our collective potential.
The Problem: A Student's Perspective
High school students in Albuquerque constantly encounter the challenge of gaining the necessary coaching, education, and network to connect to organizations in which they can start lasting careers.
Our Approach: Relationship and Experience
Arches has a long view of the connection between students and the organizations with whom they are paired. We combine world-class coaching, "Only In Arches" experiences, and events that are designed to give students the soft skills, hard skills, and network required to thrive in business today. Arches is NOT a short, 2- day workshop; but a long-term coaching-based ecosystem of students and professionals working together for the common goal of building thriving professionals and thriving organizations.
How Arches Works
The Arches program is rooted in relationships and connections.
Arches works out of the Hub at the International District Economic Development Center
Arches Career Accelerator
111 Wyoming Blvd NE