1. Pikes Peak Community College program pays for training interns in technology, manufacturing, construction

    Pikes Peak Community College program pays for training interns in technology, manufacturing, construction

    Relius Medical LLC can't find enough qualified workers to fill its openings, so the Colorado Springs-based contract medical device manufacturer has started to grow its own.

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    1. We can't find enough of the talent we need here. That is why we work so hard at programs like this. We have to find and develop talent. We have a real talent shortage in Colorado Springs.
    2. This is an apprenticeship/internship program that helps companies with some of their training costs and trains the interns with marketable skills.
    3. We need to find talented employees to do this work. It starts with finding people who want to do this type of work, so we hire interns to develop our own. That takes time, failure and money, but it gets us devoted employees in the end.
    4. The program was a great opportunity for both us and the students. The grant allows us to train employees and have the state pay for it and allows the interns see if they like the company
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