Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities will face challenges on the way to economic prosperity in 2015, according to a recent economic outlook report by the Business Research Division of CU-Boulder. The report, released last month during a forum at the university, included predictable optimism about future growth in the Denver metro area, but more […]
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Gary Schoeniger’s vision of bringing entrepreneurialism to the masses keeps growing every month, and an integral piece of that vision revolves around Pikes Peak Community College. Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, along with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship Thom Ruhe, were at the PPCC Centennial campus this month […]
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The newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corps should make K-12 public education a top priority, the chamber’s top official said. Dave Csintyan, president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, said the business community needs to partner with public schools to ensure a well-trained future work force. […]
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UCCS officials say that construction of the institution’s new health sciences facility is on schedule and on budget as they prepare to install the last piece of the building’s superstructure. The Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, which is the university’s first structure in the North Nevada Avenue urban renewal zone, is on budget at […]
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University of Colorado officials say they plan to try again after a plan to raise tuition nearly 16 percent ran into opposition. Republican Regent Sue Sharkey told lawmakers on the House Education Committee on Monday that regents are backing off the increase because of a public outcry over plans to use some of the money […]
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The City of Colorado Springs has announced the nominees for its inaugural Mayor’s Young Leader Awards, five of whom will be honored during an event Wednesday. One person will be chosen in each of the five award categories — future industries, economic impact, creative industry, innovation in education and innovation in sports and wellness. Winners will […]
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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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Colorado College alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former president of Bucknell University and Colby College, will deliver CC’s commencement address, Monday, May 18. The college’s 133rd commencement ceremony is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m., at Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. In the event of inclement […]
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Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million — […]
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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 National […]
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The Legislative Audit Committee’s going online. The committee approved a request yesterday by Seante President Brandon Shaffer of Longmont to perform an emergency audit of online public schools operating in Colorado. Shaffer requested the audit after reviewing state reports that raise concerns about the efficacy of some of the online program. “When I was in […]
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Putting territorial issues aside, Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community College announced a partnership aimed at helping educate workers for the the manufacturing community ...
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