November 26, 2012

Manufacturing Jobs for the 21st Century

Manufacturing

Colorado, along with the rest of the country is experiencing a critical shortage of manufacturing workers. A recent study conducted by Boston Consulting Group concludes that there are 80,000-100,000 manufacturing jobs currently unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. 60 Minutes recently ran this story on the labor shortage. A Lot of Good Jobs […]

November 21, 2012

Online Courses: Are They Right for You?

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If you work full time, have a busy family life, or simply don’t have reliable transportation, taking your college courses online can sound like an appealing option. In fact, FRCC has one of the most extensive and comprehensive online programs of any community college. However, before you decide to turn your computer into a classroom, […]

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 […]

November 16, 2012

Student Success: Preparing for Colorado School of Mines

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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 […]

November 14, 2012

Giving When You Don’t Have Much to Give

Giving

For many of us, the holidays bring out our good sides, making our hearts swell with generosity, causing us to feel grateful for all that we have, and making us eager to help neighbors, friends, and even strangers in need. It’s the season of giving, after all. But how can you give to others when […]

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 […]

November 9, 2012

Couple Turns to FRCC for New Skills, Career Change

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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 […]

November 7, 2012

Be Smart About Drinking (If You’re Being Stupid)

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Most of us have misconceptions about how much college students actually drink. Movies, TV, and your friends wild (and exaggerated) stories reinforce the faulty idea that, “all college students drink.” Recent studies show that about one of every four college students choose not to drink alcohol. Of those who do, two thirds of students limit […]

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