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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Seventeen-year-old Zach McVicker and his family moved to Colorado Springs last  summer, and the Widefield High School junior asked his counselor if the school offered any construction-related courses. “He said there were still some openings in the MiLL program,” McVicker said. “I said, ‘Sign me up.’” McVicker was referring to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Labs […]
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Innovation has long been a buzzword in business. But even before businesses are formed, local higher education institutions are finding new ways to make sure graduates have the skills the Colorado Springs business community needs — both to guarantee a properly trained workforce and to retain graduates in the local business community. “We’re all in […]
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When Millennials learn their student loan debt may keep them from achieving their dream of buying a home, they often react the same way. “I’ve seen those faces in my office,” said Brian Slivka, the managing broker of RE/MAX Properties’ downtown office in Colorado Springs. “I see disappointment, maybe a little bit of shock.” About […]
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Colorado Springs ranks among the nation’s 25 best cities for graduates with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees, but across the state women are much less likely than men to work in STEM careers, according to Lauren Casteel, Women’s Foundation of Colorado president and CEO. WFCO hosted a community discussion May 25 on gender […]
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Last week — and at the last minute — Colorado legislators passed the School Finance Act (SB-296) to increase public school funding by $262 million for about 1,800 public schools and 905,000 students. Waiting until the final day of the 2017 General Assembly, both the Senate and House approved the funding to meet the higher […]
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By Lorna Gutierrez A LEGO robotics kit. Check. An interactive projector. Check. Supercomputers complete with CAD programs. Check. All these, as well as 3D printers, do-it-yourself electrical projects and tablets loaded with simulators, make up the beginning inventory of the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) facility located at the E.A. Tutt Boys & […]
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Colorado Springs colleges are actively helping students avoid loan debt disasters, saying the strategic planning they offer benefits not just their graduates, but the city as a whole. Grants, scholarships, campus employment, financial workshops and guidance on using loans are all on the table, as institutions help students work out how to fund their education. […]
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Student loan borrowers in Colorado Springs owe about $6,400 less than the national average of $28,400, according to the new Congress & Student Debt report. LendEDU, an independent student loan refinancing marketplace, analyzed student debt data from state and congressional districts for the report. Across Colorado, the average student loan debt per borrower is $26,095. […]
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Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of UCCS for 15 years and part of the local University of Colorado campus for the past four decades as a faculty member and administrator, is retiring as of Feb. 15, 2017. The announcement was made online late Friday by CU President Bruce Benson, who said Shockley-Zalabak had informed him in the […]
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Now students enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College’s advanced manufacturing program can receive additional financial support for devising new and creative methods, ideas and products. The Entelechy Award, funded by The Richard Petritz Foundation, will provide up to two students a year $4,150 to cover tuition, book and course-supply expenses. PPCC is in the process of […]
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It was one year ago this month that Peyton School District Superintendent Tim Kistler hosted an open house to show off his brand new, state-of-the-art woodworking shop. He invited educators and manufacturers from around the Pikes Peak region to see how public education and industry could work together to stimulate the economy, provide kids with […]
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Three local school districts are asking voters to approve ballot issues to make up for state funding shortfalls that have left schools struggling to make ends meet. Academy District 20 is seeking bond funding that will see no increase in property taxes, and District 49, which covers the eastern side of El Paso County from […]
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