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U.S. Labor Secretary Praises Community Colleges

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently called community colleges the “secret sauce” of economic and workforce development. In his talk at the National Governors Association summer conference in West Virginia, he used Front Range Community College as his example of “the secret sauce.” Filling the Pipeline with Skilled Manufacturing Workers To flesh out Secretary […]

Manufacturing CAN Rock

Paul Harter

There are 5,900 manufacturing companies in Colorado, according to the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. These companies employ 120,000 people and account for $16.3 billion in economic output. As employees retire or move on, where will new workers come from? This question is answered by two goals of the Northern Colorado Manufacturing […]

FRCC Machining Apprentice Learns while he Earns

Oliver Henry

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 […]

What is a Machinist?

Are you looking for a great career with interesting work, good pay and above all, lifetime job security? You can’t do much better than becoming a precision machinist. Because of the aging of the workforce and the recent trend bringing lots of manufacturing work back to the United States, local and national companies have a […]

Precision Machining Student Builds on Legacy

Sheri Dron

Sheri Dron is building a legacy as she improves her skills in precision machining. A look at the modern Okuma Howa Knee Mill and Mori Seiki CNC Mill, high-quality precision machines in the machine shop at her acreage, shows the progress toward her goal. The photo of her late husband on a shelf in the […]

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