Folks in 40 rural communities in Colorado will now have access to employment information through the Virtual Workforce Centers. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the introduction of computer workstations called Virtual Workforce Centers at more than 40 participating libraries across Colorado, in mostly rural areas. The Virtual Workforce Centers, set to debut […]
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International security company Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading contractor in Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry, has named UCCS as one of the company’s Core University Partners. The fellowship of the two Colorado Springs mainstays, announced Tuesday during an event at UCCS, is a strategy to bolster the region’s workforce and an investment in the future […]
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New technology has the potential to eliminate some jobs, although that same progress can lead to the creation of other positions, such as when the typewriter was replaced by the computer, which helped propel the IT industry. “Technology creates new and different jobs, and often higher-paying jobs,” said Dave Jeffrey, president of JPM Prototype & […]
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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler announced this week that the college has received a $5 million commitment from an anonymous donor to support a renovation of its Tutt Library. The commitment is the largest outright gift to the college from a living individual to date. Plans for the library renovation, which will total $45 million, […]
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one […]
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The National Federation for Independent Business is now accepting applications for its Young Entrepreneur’s scholarship. The federation awards scholarships between $1,000 and $10,000 to high school seniors who are running their own business. Scholarship recipients can use the funds to pay tuition at the university, college, community college or vocational institute of their choice, according […]
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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. will host its quarterly Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium May 4. The forum, which is directed at regional manufacturing companies and area educators, will be at Pikes Peak Community College’s south campus on S. Academy Boulevard, and has the theme “Developing a Skilled Workforce.” In January, at […]
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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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New facilities, hope for more aid boost higher-ed Colleges and universities in Colorado Springs continue to plan and bring to life major projects on campuses throughout the city, while continuing to deal with the shift of budgetary burden. UCCS will open its Lane Center and continue the planning of its Visual and Performing Arts Center. […]
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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue. […]
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A unique center at Colorado State University – Pueblo is conducting groundbreaking research into the benefits and risks of cannabis that is being translated into innovative applications. Since its creation in June 2016, the Institute for Cannabis Research has funded a variety of research projects and completed the first-ever socio-economic impact study of the effects […]
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Minorities, women and underserved communities are strikingly underrepresented in cybersecurity careers, despite growing cyber threats and an acute talent crunch. Now a Springs nonprofit is on a mission to reach those groups, and fill the growing cybersecurity workforce deficit in southern Colorado. The nonprofit Cyber Institute is working with academic partners and industry to bring […]
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