May 3, 2013

Machining Career Fair May 20 at FRCC to Link Manufacturers with Job Seekers

Manufacturers seeking machinists can meet potential employees at a Machining Career Fair Monday, May 20, at Front Range Community College.

The fair will run from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. The fair is set up for manufacturers to meet with current students in FRCC’s Precision Machining Technology Program from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The time from 4:30 to 6 p.m. is set aside for open networking for all job seekers pursuing machining positions.

Manufacturers can reserve a space by going to the registration link. Upon registration, employers will gain access to résumés of the students finishing Introduction to Machining. Most of the students will be continuing in Intermediate Machining, which includes CNC programming, in the fall.

Job seekers can register at the attendee registration link.

A representative from Workforce Boulder County will attend to present information about its training programs and possible hiring incentives.

“Workforce Boulder County can help businesses offset the cost of hiring a new employee,” said Sara Miller, a Workforce Boulder County business development representative. “Our hiring incentives provide funding for wages of new employees while they are on-boarding and training in their position.” To learn more about the Ready, Set, Work! Program and other business services, contact Miller at 303-301-2922 or

Bruce Page, owner of Manes Manufacturing in Fort Collins, is interested in meeting the Precision Machining students and anyone else with a background in machining.

“The industry is beginning to lose its experienced machinists to retirement,” he said. “There is a huge need for machinists in a number of shops. This is a good business to be in. You can do well and make a good living.”

During the fair, FRCC will announce its fall class schedule and the availability of student scholarships. George Newman, FRCC director of program development said, “The career fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to meet with employers and also for those wanting information about the industry and upcoming classes. Thirty-two students have completed the Introduction to Machining, and many will be seeking internships with companies so they can gain practical experience while they continue their training.”

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.


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