July 6, 2015

Manufacturing CAN Rock

Paul Harter

There are 5,900 manufacturing companies in Colorado, according to the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. These companies employ 120,000 people and account for $16.3 billion in economic output. As employees retire or move on, where will new workers come from? This question is answered by two goals of the Northern Colorado Manufacturing […]

June 29, 2015

What Can I Do with an Architectural Engineering Degree?

Architectural-Engineer

The construction industry changes frequently and rapidly, so an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Engineering and Building Science from Front Range Community College builds skills that can be applied universally throughout the industry. It’s all about creativity. You won’t be put in a cubbyhole, ready for just one thing. A wide variety of […]

June 22, 2015

Benefits of Reading for Pleasure

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Feeling overwhelmed with school? Is the majority of your time spent on school, studying, and work? Need a break? Take some time to read for fun! Pleasure reading can give you a much needed time out from the stresses of life and has numerous benefits.  Taking the time to read for fun has many different […]

June 15, 2015

Get Hands-On Training in Manufacturing & Energy Technology

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Students have more opportunities for hands-on training for occupations in high demand locally in the new lab space for Manufacturing and Energy Technology in new Little Bear Peak on the Larimer Campus. “The lab is much bigger,” says Ken Floyd, program director. “There’s room for all our trainers, which allow four students working at a […]

June 8, 2015

5 College Savings Strategies for Parents

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If you are a parent, you have many priorities. Raising a happy, healthy child is top of mind of course, but another thought that has likely crossed your mind is how you will pay for your child’s college when the time comes. Now, if you’ve got a high school student and you haven’t saved much […]

June 1, 2015

Machinist Finds Challenge, Fulfillment at Young Age

Wynnston Corona

Wynnston Corona is a high school graduate with two certificates in Precision Machining and a job as a machinist. Oh, and he’s 17 years old. How does that happen? “I’ve got a lot of determination,” he says. “In middle school I knew I wanted to graduate early. I wanted to start work as soon as […]

May 27, 2015

A College Student’s Summer Career Guide

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Summer break is around the corner, which means it’s time for a break from the books. However, it’s also a perfect time to step into the real world and learn a little about what your future might hold. Read on for ideas on how you can boost your resume, explore career options, and learn something […]

May 22, 2015

Helping Nepal’s Children through Education

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Recent earthquakes have rattled the small mystical Himalayan nation of Nepal. Buildings in Kathmandu collapsed, UNESCO World Heritage sites became mere rubble, landslides destroyed entire rural villages, and an avalanche at Mt. Everest took out the base camp, killing both Nepali and foreign citizens. When the dust settled after the first earthquake (7.8 on the […]

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