Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Four-County Training Contract Gets New Manager.(Final)

Byline: Diane Velasco Journal Staff Writer

The Mid-Region Council of Governments won a $400,000 contract to administer the millions of dollars in job training money that comes to Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties.

The Central Area Workforce Investment Board, which oversees the money, awarded the contract Wednesday.

The beleaguered board has faced federal and state audits over its former contractor, the Middle Rio Grande Business and Education Collaborative, known as MRGBEC. The nonprofit, which won the contract for the past two years, did not bid this time.

After an audit last fall, the U.S. Department of Labor challenged $1. …

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