BLACK HILLS FOX | At 23 years old, Barbershop owner Dom's goal is to make a difference one fresh cut at a time.
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.”
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.
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.
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.