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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 […]

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 […]

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Elects Board of Directors

The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership has elected manufacturers, educators, and city officials to its board of directors. Members are: Paul Harter, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Darren Pape, Wolf Robotics Dave Carlson, Moyer Machine Brooke Gunn, Scion Aviation Phil Montera, New Belgium Brewing Terry Precht, Vergent Products Tony Wampler, Springs Fabrication Inc. SeonAh Kendall, City of Fort Collins […]

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 […]

What’s inside the newest Larimer Campus building?

Northern Colorado needs trained workers. And now, if you want to work as an automotive technician, manufacturing production technician, power plant operator, or welder across a wide spectrum of industries, you can get trained for an excellent job with great pay at the newest training facility in Colorado. A different ribbon cutting Little Bear Peak […]

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