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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Meet Skills, Skills, Skills

You have often heard the drumbeat: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. What might set you apart in your job search is a companion drumbeat that’s getting louder by the day: Skills, Skills, Skills. With the unemployment rate in late 2017 at 2.9 percent in Colorado and 4.1 percent nationally, employers are challenged in finding the right people […]

We Answer Your Questions about Transferring

If you a student or potential student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, we know you have questions. Here’s the great news: Many FRCC students intend to transfer and earn their bachelor’s degrees, so we make the process smooth and streamlined. Here are several frequently asked questions to guide you. What is […]

4 Ways to Learn about a College

Though I’m a millennial, my college search started back when Facebook was open to college students only. I remember watching VHS tapes to get a sense of what colleges were like. I was so overwhelmed, I ended up choosing a college based on meeting with an admissions representative who said that I could be admitted […]

7 Things to Keep in Mind About Student Loans

You’ve probably heard that borrowing money to pay for college is something lots of students do, but it’s important to understand what you’re getting into. Yes, taking out loans to fund school is fine. Yes, a college education is worth the investment—even if you borrow. But think before you accept the entire amount of all […]

Not All Good Jobs Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Not to denigrate bachelor’s degrees – I’ve got one – but there are 30 million good jobs nationally that don’t require one, a recent report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University indicates. This report – Good Jobs that Pay Without a BA – adds some fodder and solid research to […]

It’s Caucus Time, Colorado

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March 6 is precinct caucus night in Colorado. Voters affiliated as either Democrats or Republicans can participate in these party meetings. What is a caucus? A caucus is the most grassroots level of party organization. You meet with fellow party members from your neighborhood. Caucuses signal the beginning of the November 2018 election campaign. Voters […]

Senator Bennet Visit Highlights FRCC Machining Program

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When U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., recently asked about visiting Front Range Community College’s Precision Machining program, Director George Newman helped arrange a gathering to highlight collaboration between education and business. It’s a strategy that has been key to the program’s success. “We contacted a business that we work closely with, and they arranged a […]

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