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Apprenticeships: How Companies Can Build Their Future

In January, there were 7,700 manufacturing jobs open in Colorado. Where is the next generation of productive and skilled workers in manufacturing going to come from? This is a question – and a challenge – that Jim Wall, executive director of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) presented to a group of manufacturers gathered […]

Training and Jobs for Female Machinists

Kaila Machado

The National Association of Manufacturing says 40 percent of the U.S. labor force is female but only 27 percent work in manufacturing. Kaila Machado and the Precision Machining Program at Front Range Community College (FRCC) are trying to change that. How Kaila Became a Machinist Kaila was one of 16 students in her high school […]

FRCC Machining Program Recognized for Teaching Industry Standards

The Machining Program at Front Range Community College has been added to The Manufacturing Institute’s “M-List,” a national recognition that FRCC teaches to industry standards. “The M-List is an acknowledgement of FRCC’s outstanding machining technology courses,” The Manufacturing Institute stated in notifying FRCC. Specifically, FRCC offers students the opportunity to earn National Association of Manufacturers-endorsed […]

FRCC Precision Machining Program Earns National Accreditation

Students who graduate from the Machining Program at Front Range Community College can now show employers that their skills meet or exceed national metalworking standards. That’s because the program has earned accreditation from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). George Newman, program director, explains what accreditation means to students and employers: Instructors have earned […]

Wheels Manufacturing Puts Manufacturing Scholarships in Motion

Dave and Cindy Batka, owners of Wheels Manufacturing Inc., want to build a pipeline for Colorado’s manufacturing industry by graduating skilled workers from Front Range Community College today and tomorrow. Half of their recent $20,000 donation to the FRCC Foundation will fund scholarships encouraging students to obtain one of the many manufacturing degrees and certificates […]

FRCC Instructors, Staff Earn Certifications in Metalworking Skills

As the first step in becoming a National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accredited institution, four Front Range Community College Precision Machining instructors have earned Level 1 certification Two others have earned Certificates of Merit as they advance toward Level 1 status, and two other department personnel have earned credentials in areas of their responsibilities. […]

First Women’s Machining Class at FRCC

In Colorado there is a critical shortage of skilled machinists and local companies look to Front Range Community College to fill this need. While this industry has historically been predominately male, companies strive to hire more women, particularly if they have excellent problem-solving skills, are strong multi-taskers, enjoy working with their hands and have training. […]

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