Blog Posts in 2016

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Three Ways to Use Your Holiday Break Effectively

Winter (Break) is coming. And while students at Pickens Technical College, like most students everywhere with this time off, are looking forward to opening presents with their families and ...
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The Colfax Community Network Toy Drive

On December seventh, Pickens Technical College students delivered hundreds of toys to the Colfax Community Network as a part of its annual Toy Drive. This is the third consecutive year that PTC ...
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Working as a Medical Assistant: A Word from Children's Colorado Hospital's Harper Garrett

Pickens Technical College’s Medical Assistant program, headed by instructor Kelly Pruett, is set up to prepare you for a career in the medical industry assisting in the administrative functions ...
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New Culinary Arts Program Coming at PTC

Pickens Technical College has introduced a new Culinary Arts program that trains students in the art of being a professional chef. Being a professional chef is more than plating dishes and trying to ...
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Employer Profile: Oldcastle Building Envelope

If you didn’t know by now, Pickens Technical College’s Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) program trains students for long careers in the engineering, design, and construction fields. CAD is a ...
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Get Help Finding a Job After Pickens

We all need a little help once in a while. At Pickens Technical College, the staff and faculty are all here to help you find a job after you learn everything you can about your dream career and ...
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Local Bright Horizons Daycare Center Hiring PTC Graduates

In the Pickens Technical College’s Early Childhood Education program, students are given all of the resources they need to prepare for a long career in childcare and/or early childhood ...
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Motorcycle Service Technology Student Colton Messer Wins Big at SkillsUSA

At this year’s SkillsUSA Challenge, Motorcycle Service Technology student Colton Messer won a Gold Medal and a grand prize: a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle for Pickens Technical ...
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Why You Should Participate in Pickens' Brand Ambassador Program

Pickens Technical College is all about providing opportunities to students so they can enter the workforce with the skills, connections, and confidence they need to be successful in the long term. The ...
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Discover the Power of Computer Aided Drafting

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is one of the many useful skills you can learn here at Pickens Technical College. If you’re like me, and you have no idea what that actually is, here’s a ...
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Hot, Hot Horticulture

Of all the glamorous, sexy industries you could find yourself in, horticulture and landscaping probably isn’t high on your list. But at Pickens Technical College, the Urban Horticulture and ...
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HVAC Students Getting Support from Microtek

Microtek is a local Denver-area business providing tool kits and other materials for use in tech classes in the area. The business is now offering its tools to Pickens Technical College students in ...
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High-Achieving Health Occupations Students

Pickens Technical College is well-known in Colorado for giving all students in all of its programs the finest, career-based education around. Students are expected to learn quickly and do excellent ...
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The PTC Photography Portfolio Contest

The Pickens’ Technical College photography department, headed by instructor Lowell Mosher, is geared toward helping students start a successful career in photography. Mosher teaches a ...
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Three Back to School Items You're Forgetting

It’s August, people, and like it or not, it’s nearly time to go back to school. Here at Pickens Technical College, we’re all excited to get back to helping you put your best foot ...
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Pickens Technical College's Executive Internship Program Helps High School Students Get Ahead

Pickens Technical College is deeply involved in Auora Public School System. PTC sponsors an Executive Internship Program, which matches high school students from the area with companies within the ...
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Automotive Technology Program Boasts 99% Pass Rate on ASE

The Automotive Technology program here at Pickens Technical College is top-notch. Instructors Rolf Werner and Ed Martin have a combined 73 years of experience working in the automotive repair and ...
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Pickens Technical College Adding a Culinary Program

If you’ve read this blog at all on Pickens Technical College’s website (which is where you are now, probably) you know that PTC offers top-notch occupational training and education for ...
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Pickens Technical College All-Star Graduate: David Barber

Here at the Pickens Technical College Blog we like to occasionally highlight a recent PTC graduate who exemplifies the mission of PTC and show to other PTC students that they can find a career in ...
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Glass and Fenestration Construction Company JR Butler Seeks out PTC Grads

JR Butler is a glass and fenestration construction company based in Englewood that has hired several Pickens Technical College graduates in the past, and its leaders continue to look for recent PTC ...
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Pickens Technical College Adding a Culinary Program

If you’ve read this blog at all on Pickens Technical College’s website (which is where you are now, probably) you know that PTC offers top-notch occupational training and education for ...
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Pickens Technical College's Construction Technology Program Building its 50th House

Pickens Technical College’s Construction Technology Program is a popular one. It turns students into expert construction workers capable of getting jobs with some of the largest and most ...
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Four Tips for Designing Your own Workout Plan from PTC's Personal Trainer Program

Pickens Technical College has many programs designed to teach you the professional skills you’ll need to succeed in the profession of your choice. That’s the whole point of getting ...
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PTC's Involvement in Vista PEAK Preparatory's Power Program

Pickens Technical College is heavily involved in its surrounding community in Aurora, as you probably know by now if you’ve been following PTC’s blog at all. PTC works in conjunction with ...
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Futurist Thomas Frey Predicts a Rise in Specialized Education

First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room, the first word of my title. What is a futurist? As much as I’d like to report that it’s a time traveler from the future here to ...
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