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Manufacturing Forum Update:
January 20, 2012
The Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium held its 1st Quarter Forum on January 20 at Pikes Peak Community College. Sixty-five local manufacturers and members of support organizations from across the region attended the event. Pikes Peak Community College showcased their training facilities and capabilities. Pueblo Community College brought one of their Mobile Learning Lab trailers for the group to see, as well. A major announcement was made at the event: a partnership between PPCC and PCC for the purpose of providing the most comprehensive training available along the Front Range to manufacturing companies in the region. These efforts are all part of a cooperative effort in the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado to bolster the manufacturing sector and create jobs.
The event was sponsored by Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation, the Chamber, and the Colorado Association for Manufacturing & Technology.
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Tipton Impressed by PCC's Technical Training
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton visited our Pueblo campus on Aug. 26 and was given a tour of the Gorsich Advanced Technology Building by John Vukich, Dean of the Economic and Workforce Development Division. Tipton left tremendously impressed with both the GATC, especially the machining area and the submerged welding area used to train Vestas employees, and PCC’s mobile learning labs.
Udall Visits During Manufacturing Forum
U.S. Senator Mark Udall was on hand Aug. 18 for a luncheon of the Southern Colorado Manufacturing Group that was given an update on a proposal to develop a manufacturing innovation center at PCC. Udall spoke briefly about how the group’s goal of creating skilled manufacturing workers fits into the current administration’s quest for job creation.