Peak Aviation Center, through the acquisition of two aircraft over the past several months, has grown rapidly to become the county’s largest civilian flight instruction school. Since beginning in 2006 with four employees and 2,000 annual flight training hours, owners Allen Mathews and Pat Carlile have grown the operation to 16 employees, 4,000 flight training […]
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The Colorado Department of Higher Education released Wednesday its second annual Skills for Jobs legislative report, highlighting trends in workforce development and projecting how demand might change the state’s future necessity. Although the report found that the state is meeting its current postsecondary completion quota for STEM–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–professionals entering the workforce, it […]
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In a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian College Inc. agreed Thursday to draw down the remainder of its operations, including the sale of all of its Colorado schools. The agreement stipulates that the Santa Ana-based owner will sell 85 of its for-profit schools and close 12 others within the next six months. Among the schools […]
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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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Each Colorado College student spends on average just shy of $9,024 a year off-campus, creating an economic impact of $35.6 million to the Colorado Springs economy, according to a report planned for release Friday morning. Including other factors, the college sent an average of nearly $168 million into the local economy each year from 2006 […]
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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood […]
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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a […]
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Parents of military-connected children in the Colorado Springs area can join other concerned parents to learn more about whether their students are on track to be successful in college and their careers, according to a news release issued by the Military Child Education Coalition, which added the conversation will also focus on issues facing military-connected and highly […]
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When you visit vibrant, forward thinking, growing communities, you will always find they are the home to great universities. These are universities that are significant economic drivers for their regions. UCCS has always aspired to be that university for the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado. Our long history of serving the community is alive […]
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Fresh from victory on school financing ballot issues at the polls, local school districts are already preparing to fund their most pressing needs. Voters approved funding measures Nov. 7 for Colorado Springs School District 11, Widefield School District 3, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 and Peyton School District. For D-11, a mill levy override will […]
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Karen Brofft has begun her first year as Lewis-Palmer School District 38 superintendent. Brofft worked in both the public relations and tech fields before transitioning to education. She discussed with the Business Journal this week her plans to engage the business community, the state of public education and how to make school lunches even 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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