Ever dream about starting a new career? You might be surprised to hear that a number of industries will actually pay you to learn the ropes while on the job.
A love of math and working with children led Pennsylvania native Ben Reynolds into a career as a math teacher after graduating from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. But after a decade in education—four years in Pennsylvania, six years in Colorado—Ben was ready for a change, and turned to Front Range Community College to […]
For all community colleges, talent development for local industries is an important part of their mission. And for Front Range Community College, a key part of that effort for the healthcare industry involves apprenticeships that prepare students to hit the ground running as medical assistants, sterile processing technicians, and pharmacy technicians when they graduate from […]
Editor’s note: Apprenticeships are an important option in education these days—especially in the health care field. There’s a nationwide shortage of skilled health care workers, and Colorado is no exception. Front Range Community College (FRCC) recently created a new medical assisting apprenticeship in partnership with Associates in Family Medicine in Fort Collins. It’s part of a broader […]
My name is Lucinda Womack and I am a proud alumnus of Front Range Community College’s registered nursing program. I currently am a nurse manager of local, physician-owned Associates in Family Medicine (AFM), the leading provider of primary care services in the Northern Front Range. As a nurse manager I help direct our recruitment and […]
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently toured manufacturing sites in Germany to observe the way manufacturers there develop a technical workforce. German manufacturing is known for its apprenticeship programs. Learning while earning “I asked one apprentice what he likes the most about his job,’ Perez wrote in a blog, “and he told me it’s […]