FRCC opening tech center, holding career fair

LONGMONT – Front Range Community College is opening an Advanced Technology Center at its Boulder County campus in Longmont and expanding its Precision Machining Program to include a daytime credit-granting, certificate-bearing program and the addition of courses to its noncredit evening program.

An open house at the new center will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 2120 Miller Drive, preceding a Machining Career Fair that will run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at 2121 Miller Drive.

More than a dozen manufacturers and manufacturing staffing agencies will be represented at the career fair to meet with current students from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The time from 5 to 6:30 p.m. is set aside for open networking for all job seekers pursuing machining positions, and those who may also be interested in finding out about the Precision Machining Technology program.

Job seekers can register at the attendee registration link.

Manufacturers at the career fair include Weiser Engineering of Northglenn, Action Industries of Arvada, Biomet of Broomfield, Cook Compression of Denver, Custom Microwave of Longmont, Frontier Metal Stamping of Erie, PCS Ferguson of Frederick, Ron Grob Company of Johnstown, Specialty Products of Longmont, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions of Broomfield, 3-Flow of Golden and Hach Company of Loveland.

Staffing agencies attending will be Aerotek, Adecco, Employment Solutions, Express Employment Professionals, PrideStaff and Rolinc Staffing.

Representatives from Workforce Boulder County and the Larimer County Workforce Center will speak about their employment and training programs as well as hiring incentive programs that pay for on the job training.

The Advanced Technology Center is the result of a $25 million grant from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. The center will house 2-, 3- and 4-axis manual and CNC equipment, 5-axis milling, Swiss turn lathe and other associated equipment.

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