Author Archives: Victoria Ekelund

New Four-Year Degree in Dental Hygiene Approved by Community Colleges’ Board

DENVER – Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced that the Community College of Denver and Pueblo Community College received approval from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to offer a four-year … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Largest Public Technical College Brings Career and Technical Education to Historic Denver West Neighborhood

New Facility Will Feature Cutting Edge Equipment and Improved Learning Spaces August 17, 2015 – Denver, CO – After nearly 100 years of training men and women how to weld, fix cars, and heating and cooling systems on a city … Continue reading

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Emily Griffith Technical College announces new Director of Instructional Programs

As Director of Instructional Programs, Ms. Van Doren will report directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision in the planning, development, administration, and evaluation for all academic departments across the College’s three campuses.  … Continue reading

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Aurora Central Students Impress the IRS

By APS Communications http://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2015/03/aurora-central-students-impress-the-irs/89487/ There are many tax preparation services to choose from, but to find one operated by teenagers is rather rare. At Aurora Central High School, however, a group of students ran a successful tax return preparation site … Continue reading

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Announcing a NEW Community Service Project

Hunger is the hidden problem in America. In a country so obsessed with diets and losing weight, it’s hard to believe that there are people who are going hungry. In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including … Continue reading

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Colorado FFA Students represent Colorado at the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo

Kristen Schmidt of Greeley, elected as the 2014-15 National Central Region Vice President. Kristen, an Animal Science and Agricultural Business major at Colorado State University will spend the next year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each officer travels … Continue reading

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Light the Torches – a poem

Light the Torches –For all those who take classes and work in community colleges  Light the torches, spark the fires, Melt the flux and fuse the wires, We’re teaching a man to fish.   Trim the hair and set the … Continue reading

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CCCS Update 9-24-2014

Dear CTE Administrators and Directors,  Staffing Updates It is with condolences for CCCS and congrats for CDE that I announce the departure of Jennifer Jirous, Program Director for STEM, ARTS and IT.  Jennifer’s final day with CCCS will be Friday, … Continue reading

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CTEA Rocky Mountain Region Conference 2014

I hope the beginning of your school year has started out on a positive note. I am sure by now that you all are in the “teaching groove” and are now beginning to think about professional growth opportunities. One such … Continue reading

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Mid-August CTE Updates from the Assistant Provost

Important Perkins Performance Announcement In Colorado’s July 1 Perkins First Installment Award Letter, we received notification of additional “Special Conditions” (attached) which will have to be followed in the 2014-15 year.  These conditions are due to failure to meet, for … Continue reading

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