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City signs five-year agreement for 'Internet of Things' workforce training and tech testing

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A new agreement between the city of Albuquerque and Central New Mexico Community College will provide an extended opportunity for students to help create and deploy new Internet of Things(IoT) devices. The partnership began back in March 2020. Now it will be extended for a further five years, according to CNM.

Brian Rashap, an IoT instructor at CNM, told Business First that students get an opportunity to develop solutions to "real-world problems." IoT tech is often referred to as "smart" tech, or devices that are connected to the internet — from consumer tech to devices with more communal impact.

“A number of ideas have come out of the partnership,” Rashap told Business First in a May 12 email. “Earlier this week, we demonstrated a drone-based search and rescue beacon system to assist first responders in finding individuals lost in the mountains.”

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