Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that's just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado.
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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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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering students will start designing parts for electric cars beginning in the fall of 2012. UCCS and University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join forces to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers. The university faculties won a five-year $954,000 grant […]
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After months of uncertainty and pressure from the federal government to wind down its operations, for-profit university system Corinthian Colleges Inc. has contracted to sell 56 of its U.S. schools, including two in Colorado Springs. The California-based company made the announcement Nov. 20 that it has agreed to sell the campuses and their assets for […]
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Colorado has been passed over in its third attempt to earn a share of federal “Race to the Top” education grants. Colorado is not among the nine states that will share $500 million in grant money intended to jump-start improvements in early childhood education. The White House announced the winning states Friday. Janelle Asmus of […]
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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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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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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...
Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and Neal Lane, a former chancellor who advised President Bill Clinton will be honored guests at a Dec. 3 celebration of UCCS’s 50th anniversary celebration. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. today in Berger Hall, UCCS faculty, staff and community leaders including Hickenlooper, Suthers and members of the Colorado legislative delegation, will gather […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will temporarily house the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum within its Discovery Center. The space at the Discovery Center will allow the Children’s Museum to host traveling exhibits and bring “world class children’s museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors,” according to a news release issued Tuesday by both organizations. […]
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Pikes Peak Community College has created a new position to oversee its manufacturing and technical programs. The position aims to connect local manufacturing workforce needs with the college’s growing manufacturing programs. The associate dean for manufacturing, industry and technical studies is a position that has been tops on PPCC President Lance Bolton’s list since he […]
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Everest University Online has laid off 105 employees at its Colorado Springs contact center, amid months of state and federal investigations into the business practices of the online school’s parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite ongoing legal inquiries, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based corporation blames the downsizing on slowing enrollment across the industry, according to Kent […]
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