Customized Workforce Training to Fit Your Needs…
Do you feel like most training providers have a one-size fits all attitude? Have you found a training provider that will incorporate your policies, equipment, or processes into their training package for you? Pueblo Community College’s Economic & Workforce Development Division can! We specialize in customize workforce training that is tailored to fit your organization’s specific needs. With a staff that has real world experience, state-of-the-art training facilities, a focus on hands-on training, and a strong network of resources, PCC is your one-stop resource to meet all of your workforce training needs.
Our Mission is to provide quality training to companies and their employees that will enrich their skills thus leading to a more productive workforce.
By outsourcing your training requirements to Pueblo Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development Division, you take advantage of a host of resources that provide:
- Cost effective training
- Over one hundred courses in technical, business and leadership topics
- Hands-on activities that augment the courses
- Total training packages that include curriculum, materials, evaluations and more at a fraction of the cost of sending employees to outside training or developing training in-house
- Flexible delivery options that allow training at your site or in our state-of-the-art advanced technology center
- Highly qualified staff with in-the-field experience and certifications in applicable areas of study
The philosophy for technology-based education at Pueblo Community College is a commitment to emulate as close as possible the work environments students will experience on the job.
This emulation is put in-place by ensuring we have highly qualified faculty, leading edge technological capabilities, facilities and infrastructure to support multimedia and alternative delivery systems, as well as up to date curriculum and courses to address the needs of the business and industrial sector.
Through the Gorsich Advanced Technology Center, PCC is leading the way as a national model of how to address education and training in various technology related fields.
PCC boasts jobs training program
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis praises PCC’s use of federal grant.
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010
By PETER ROPER | Pueblo Chieftain
A $1.9 million job training grant awarded to Pueblo Community College in 2008 brought Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis to the campus Thursday to see just how the federal dollars were being spent to create jobs. Specifically, PCC officials showed off the four mobile job-training labs that were purchased and outfitted with the money for the Vestas Wind Towers plant south of the city.
Solis was a California congresswoman before President Barack Obama picked her in 2009 to head the U.S. Labor Department.
Solis was accompanied on the PCC tour by Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., and Don Mares, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
The mobile labs essentially are air-conditioned trailers that have been outfitted with training stations. One lab is devoted to welding, one to electrical work and a third to manufacturing equipment. The fourth contains lathes and other machine equipment.
John Vukich, dean of PCC’s Business and Industry Workforce Training, told Solis how PCC students and faculty built the customized work stations themselves, rather than pay significantly higher prices to an outside vendor.
“We were able to get better labs built by doing the work ourselves,” Vukich said.
Solis praised PCC with using the federal grant effectively. “I love the idea of these mobile units being able to go to a job site,” Solis told PCC officials and employees.
She also credited Salazar for assisting PCC in obtaining the federal award. “It takes work to make sure federal grants are getting to the right places and you are putting our dollars to work in a comprehensive manner,” Solis said.
Solis credited the school for incorporating six hours of safety training in its curriculum. She said national statistics indicate that an average of 14 workers a day are killed in workplace accidents.
“I travel the country and I know there is demand for people who are properly trained in worker safety,” she said.
Solis said the PCC grant was part of more than $200 million in job training grants awarded by her department. “And more will be coming,” she said.