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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

What Can I Do with an Architectural Engineering Degree?


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

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

Foundation Director Shares Passion for Education

Ryan McCoy

Ryan McCoy, the new executive director of the Front Range Community College Foundation, is passionate about education. As a teacher in the college classroom, he sees how education enriches the lives of students. Through his experience with the Foundation, he understands the challenges students face and overcome as they fight for an education and a

What’s the Hidden Job Market?

Hidden Job Market

I think we should have a contest for the job search term most likely to terrify new job seekers, and I think the winner would be “Hidden Job Market.” Say these words to a new college graduate or high school student looking for his/her first summer job, and watch their eyes widen in horror. “You’re

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