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November 19, 2012

Being on the Front Line Fighting Wildfires

Firefighter

This summer was a tragic learning experience for many communities in Colorado as several wildfires burned land, homes and history. I experienced the fires in my first season as a wildland firefighter, and let me start by saying this is one of the most rewarding jobs I had ever encountered. I was excited and ready […]

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November 16, 2012

Preparing for Colorado School of Mines

Mengyuan-Yu-blog

Mengyuan Yu is no stranger to hard work. In 2008, Mengyuan moved across the globe from China to the United States, a country she knew only from books and television. “It was so different than the culture I had known my whole life,” Mengyuan admits. ESL Classes to Learn English Weeks after arriving, she started […]

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November 12, 2012

VA Training Assistance Program for Unemployed Veterans

VRAP

Are you or do you know an unemployed veteran between the ages of 35 and 60? If so, the following information could be of great use to you. The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 provides a new benefit program aimed at retraining eligible veterans for high demand jobs. The […]

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November 9, 2012

Couple Turns to FRCC for New Skills, Career Change

Traci-Bret-blog

In 2009, Traci Jones and Bret Eastman came to Front Range Community College to take a web design class. Married since 2006, the couple had built their own careers, but came together to pursue a new skill—each for their own reasons. Website Design Training A graphic designer since 1997, Traci started her own branding and […]

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