5280 | Colorado has a problem: not enough skilled workers. The solution? Programs—including 2015’s WORK Act, which will dole out its fourth round of funding this year—that are readying today’s labor force for tomorrow’s challenges.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS | “With the Buell Public Media Center, we are laying the foundation for a new era of public media in Colorado,” said Amanda Mountain, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Public Media.
“In collaboration with partners like the City and County of Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College and others, we will bring a whole new level of community engagement and impact to our collective work to strengthen the civic fabric of our state.”
DENVER (CBS4) | Nothing prepares you better than on the job training is a saying you hear in virtually every line of work. Now some Denver nursing students are getting the next best thing: hands on experience through virtual reality.
MEDIUM| This week’s meeting of more than 200 business and education leaders from nearly 70 communities across the country was a great chance to hear what’s working as we work to grow the numbers of people with an education beyond high school.
One thing that stuck with me: Having a great local economy doesn’t guarantee economic and social mobility for everyone who needs it. Many people are left behind because they aren’t prepared.
DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION | As part of a collaborative event—called Discovery Day—students from 11 DPS high schools had the opportunity to visit both Emily Griffith campuses with their DSF College Advisors to get a taste of several long-term career fields.
BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION | Emily Griffith Technical College will take another step into the 21st century by offering courses in its Construction Careers Now program that incorporate virtual reality to train students how to work in high-citation safety areas on construction sites.
The school will also use VR in its nursing program to simulate real-life healthcare and emergency situations.
WESTWORD |As Denver's dining scene continues to grow, finding good employees — or any employees at all — remains a major challenge. Last January, Emily Griffith Technical College launched its Culinary Quick Start program to give free training to those looking to enter food service as a profession.
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL| The VR simulations ask students to act as if they were on the job — answering safety questions, identifying hazards, practicing operations — an unlimited number of times. That's something Alby Segall, president of the Emily Griffith Foundation (the funding arm of the college), sees as critical.
DENVER (CBS4) | Dianne Myles is getting help to achieve her dream from a unique Emily Griffith Foundation program called the Emily Griffith 360 Fund. This program helps pay the other costs of education — the costs of life.
THE DENVER POST | McCreary is the volunteer coordinator for the Colorado Refugee ESL program at the Emily Griffith Technical College and since late October 2016, she’s been inundated with volunteer applications from the public.
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL | Worker shortages have grown so severe at Denver restaurants that industry leaders have partnered with Emily Griffith Technical College to offer a free four-week course to anyone interested in learning how to become an entry-level line or prep cook.
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL | The Emily Griffith Technical College has an annual $62.3 million economic impact on the Denver region, according to a new economic analysis report produced by Denver-based BBC Research & Consulting.
THE DENVER POST - Construction Careers Now will train people just starting out in their careers and older adults changing industries, educating participants on various construction-career paths, basic math, safety and blueprint reading, along with other basics at the Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver.
THE DENVER POST - To some people, Emily Griffith is just a name on a school in downtown Denver: the Emily Griffith Technical College, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.But to others, she’s a visionary whose legacy speaks to one of the most critical issues of modern times.
THE DENVER POST –The foundation that supports Emily Griffith Technical College has laid claim to a prime corner in downtown Denver where it plans to build a high-rise, mixed-use development that would advance the school’s mission and support the surrounding community.