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Rachel Sams, managing editor of Albuquerque Business First, talks about the lack of skilled trades people in New Mexico's construction industry, and a solution provided by the ACE program, a public charter launched by AGC–New Mexico Building Branch. "The thing about it that's interesting is its not a vo-tech ... the students learn by doing actual construction projects ... they learn not just... the basics of how to build a building, they learn how to bid on projects, how to handle the finances of a construction company, so they're learning all their subjects and earning their diploma while actually building stuff," says Sams.

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