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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.

Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing plant in the hope it will bump up his wages.

It’s a pretty safe bet. The skills being taught here are in high demand. That’s in part because so much effort has been put into encouraging high school graduates to go to college for academic degrees rather than for training in industrial and other trades that many fields like his face worker shortages.

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6 Careers Where You Can Earn $75,000 Without a Bachelor’s Degree

Want to snag a well-paying job without putting four or more years into a bachelor’s degree? Read more!

PEDCO Jobs Announcement

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CSU-Pueblo engineering program top 75: magazine

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Colorado State University-Pueblo’s undergraduate engineering program was ranked among the nation’s top 75 by U.S. News and World Report, moving up more than 20 spots from last year’s rankings.

The undergraduate rankings include schools that do not offer a doctoral degree in engineering. CSU-Pueblo tied for 74th up from 97th in the 2017 rankings. The U.S. Air Force Academy was the only other Colorado school in this list at No. 5.

U.S. News has separate rankings for undergraduate engineering programs at colleges that offer doctoral degrees in engineering and for engineering programs at colleges where the terminal degree in engineering is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The U.S. News rankings of the undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET are based on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions.

PEDCO makes new jobs announcement, Grady’s Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

http://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/pedco-pueblo-helping-grady-s-kitchen-company-expand/article_0f399b9f-adda-52ad-b383-204b54bb3d63.html

Big News!

Monday August 14, 2017 4pm at the Rawlings Library  Infozone Room

PEDCO Members 30th Anniversary Golf Tournament

PEDCO Members, Sign up today for the 30th Anniversary Golf Tournament in the beautiful mountains of South Fork, Colorado.  This tournament is a great opportunity for members networking & getting in a couple rounds of golf too. 

$340 per person*

Includes transportation to Rio Grande Golf Club & Resort, two rounds of golf with cart, all meals, overnight accommodations, hospitality suite, goodie-bag, and entertainment.

*Day money is extra

Register online by clicking the button at the top of this page or Call 719.544.2000

Supporting our mission to attract, retain, and expand primary jobs.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, August 11
6am Bus Departs From Pueblo
10am Shotgun Start Scramble
6pm Social Hour at Golf Course
7pm Dinner
8pm Hospitality Suite Opens
Saturday, August 12
8am Shotgun Start Scramble
1pm Awards Luncheon
3pm Bus Departs From South Fork
PEDCO JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT

New Jobs in Pueblo!

CR Minerals announces new manufacturing facility in Pueblo

 

Monday, May 8, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. MST – UPDATED 5/9/17 @ 12:30 pm MST

 

PUEBLO – CR Minerals is a leading worldwide producer of high-quality pumice products, based in New Mexico.  They have a range of applications including an additive in cement for stone veneer, concrete block, landscape rock and other uses in the construction industry.  The expansion into the Colorado market brings a new product which mixes a fly ash product with their pumice (from their mine in New Mexico), which makes cement last longer in the ready mix process. CR Minerals will be located at the St. Charles Industrial Park.

 

CR Minerals made the announcement at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017. Details of the project include:

 

  • Approximately $4.9 million in capital investment
  • 17 new full-time jobs to be in place by October 1, 2019
  • $250,000 from the City of Pueblo’s half-cent fund for economic development (contingent on approval from the Pueblo City Council)

 

“CR Minerals Company, LLC is very excited about coming to Pueblo.  The city and our experience so far represents a confluence of characteristics that we feel will be instrumental to the success of our business,” said Jeff Widden, President of CR Minerals Co.  Whidden continues by saying, “For instance, PEDCO and the City have been very easy to work with as we selected our location and then progressed toward construction.  The benefits that stem from the city’s 1/2 cent sales tax has additionally created an economically stimulating environment in which incentives have been provided to get our business off the ground and create a base for future growth.  And last, but certainly not least, is the people of Pueblo where we will be able to draw from a strong employment base and gain employees that will help us not only succeed but thrive and grow.” In summary, Widden says, “In short, this new plant and location for CR Minerals represents an extremely important step for the growth of our company and we couldn’t envision it being situated in a better location than the city of Pueblo.”

 

“Pueblo is thrilled to be selected as the location for CR Mineral‘s new facility,” said Jeff Shaw, President and CEO of PEDCO. “This is yet another example of how PEDCO and our partners collaborate to bring great jobs and economic opportunity to the community.  The investment from the City of Pueblo’s half-cent sales tax fund and  Pueblo amazing workforce and infrastructure were essential components in securing this project.”