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    1. Techtonic partners with CompTIA's foundation to expand tech job opportunities - BizWest

      Techtonic partners with CompTIA's foundation to expand tech job opportunities - BizWest

      BOULDER — Techtonic Academy, a division of Boulder-based Techtonic Group, has partnered with the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of information-technology trade association CompTIA, to provide training and apprenticeships in software development for entry-level people who might not otherwise be able to access it.

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    2. Colorado will Increase the Number & Diversity of Colorado Students Pursuing Tech

      The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), the National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT), and Oracle Academy brought together a cross-sector group of national, state, and local participants to initiate a community-based collaborative. This education and technology task force — Compute Colorado — drafted initial ideas on key partner priorities to increase the number and diversity of Colorado students prepared to compete for high-demand, high-wage technology jobs, particularly in computer science. Of note, task force members identified the need to refine the purpose of this effort, to define computer science, and to ensure a focus on technology literacy as ...

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    3. Silicon STEM Academy Open House

      Silicon STEM Academy Open House

      FREE EVENT!  Join us for our first OPEN HOUSE.  Our opening day is approaching and we have so much to offer our new students in our state-of-the-art technology training center. Free Live Demonstrations Programming, Robotics, Digital Media Come See Our Tech Training Facility REGISTRATIONS APPRECIATED but not required. WALK-INS WELCOMED! Can’t make it on this date? Join us at our next Open House on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 from 10am-1pm.

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    4. State releases annual Talent Pipeline Report | The Office of Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper

      State releases annual Talent Pipeline Report | The Office of Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper

      DENVER — Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 — The Colorado Workforce Development Council today released its annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report.

      The report examines how well Colorado’s talent development system - a network of education, higher education, training, workforce development, and other partners - meets the needs of businesses and supports the state’s economic growth.

      “We continue to work closely with industry to make sure students and jobseekers can navigate pathways to in-demand careers,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Easier access to meaningful jobs and ensuring businesses have access to a skilled workforce is win-win for everyone.”


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    5. Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

      Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

      Washington, D.C. - The president has signed into law the STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020), a bipartisan bill introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.). The bill strengthens science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education efforts and expands the definition of STEM to include computer science. The bill recently was approved unanimously by both the House and the Senate.

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    6. University partnerships vital to a healthy Colorado economy

      University partnerships vital to a healthy Colorado economy

      Metropolitan State University of Denver student Jeff Pollmiller has two classrooms: one with desks, and the other with spacecraft. Jeff studies in MSU Denver’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program, but this fall, he’s working here at Lockheed Martin’s Littleton plant in our state-of-the-art additive manufacturing lab—using what he’s learned to complete his senior engineering project.

      National Manufacturing Day was Oct. 2 and I found myself reflecting on how young minds like Jeff go…

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    7. High-powered supercomputer to boost Rocky Mountain research | SOURCE

      High-powered supercomputer to boost Rocky Mountain research | SOURCE

      Colorado State grant principal investigators H.J. Siegel, Pat Burns, Edwin Chong and Jessica Prenni illustrate the evolution of computer processing power leading up to the university’s latest supercomputer. Siegel is holding a 1950s magnetic core memory board; Burns, a computer punch card; Chong, a keyboard; and Prenni, a 1980s processor board.

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    8. MSU Denver aerospace program poised as industry looks for diversity (Slideshow)

      MSU Denver aerospace program poised as industry looks for diversity (Slideshow)

      Workforce diversity in the U.S. space industry edged out new manufacturing technologies, small satellites and 3-D printing as main topic Thursday during groundbreaking celebrations at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dozens gathered to kick off construction of the school’s $70 million aerospace engineering center in Denver. Much of the talk was about the important push for more ethnic and gender diversity in the aerospace work force, and how the growing city university can help.

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