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Are You Listening? Soft Skills for Successful Interviews Series

Posted: February 1st, 2016   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


IntelliTec College is providing a 12 step series highlighting soft skills for a successful interview. The first in the series focuses on Listening, specifically…

Soft Skills fo Interview PDF

Are you doing these things during your interviews?

  • Maintaining eye contact throughout.
  • Acknowledging in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Avoiding interruptions and “solutions” unless asked.
  • Asking clarifying questions.
  • Recognizing non-verbal cues.
  • Avoiding multitasking.
  • Summarizing the key points back to the speaker.

We put the challenge to you. For one week, attempt to conclude the end of every conversation with a summary back to the speaker.

For more information, contact Career Services at IntelliTec College.



 

How to Manage Time in 6 Simple Steps: For Non-Traditional College Students [SlideShare Presentation]

Posted: January 28th, 2016   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


If you are working a steady job while going to school, you are part of the 72% of adult college students doing the same thing. Finding balance between work, school and family life is the key to success, and this requires time management skills.

Check out these 6 time management tips and find that balance and sense of control you are craving. As long as you follow these simple steps you should have no problem mastering time management and achieving your balance.

Once your schedule is working for you, go ahead and schedule a dinner date with your significant other or happy hour drinks with friends. The presentation below will walk you through the 6 time management tips, detailing the how to’s of each one.



 

Biomedical Equipment Technician Graduate Enjoys Financial Stability and Career with Potential

Posted: January 11th, 2016   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


“Going to School was the Easy Part; What Lead Up to it Was the Real Challenge”

Jackie McCormick - Biomedical Equipment Technician program graduate IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs graduate Jackie McCormick finds a “second family” in her new job as a Biomedical Equipment Technician at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO

Sometimes it’s the kindness of strangers that can turn your wheels in the right direction. In Jackie McCormick’s case, it was an old, donated Toyota truck that drove her to a place where a new life and a successful career gained traction.

That new life started with her enrollment at IntelliTec College. “I kept seeing the commercial for the Biomedical Equipment Technician program. I’ve always been interested in the medical field, and I knew I could fix equipment,” says McCormick.

Darlene Michaelis, career services adviser at IntelliTec College, asserts most of the women in the program have a real knack for fixing things. “They aren’t afraid to take something apart and figure out how to put it together. That will make them successful in a field dominated by men. Plus, Jackie had a great attitude in working with her male classmates,” says Michaelis.

A Little Struggling Leads to a Sweeter Success

McCormick knew she found the right college when teachers in her first class immediately calmed her nerves. “I have to be honest; I was nervous and even a little scared,” she admits. However, teachers reassured her by clearly outlining course lectures and assignments. They stood by their commitment to her in the classroom and out of it. For example, when she needed to realign her daycare schedule, teachers and staff got involved to find alternative options.

In addition, McCormick had to quickly learn how to be a student again. “I’d soak up as much as I could during class, then study in the evening when my son slept,” said McCormick. Her scheduled focus enabled her to land a job at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO immediately after graduation. According to McCormick, she knew it was a good fit for her after her first interview, and now that’s she’s been there several months, St. Anthony’s feels more like a family than a workplace.

A Helping Hand and Professional Advice Make All the Difference

Jackie is thankful for the support and encouragement she’s had along the way. This includes babysitting assistance from her mother-in-law to personal advice shared by instructors at IntelliTec.

McCormick learned, “I don’t have to memorize the answers, I just have to know where to find them. This really resonated with me because it’s been applicable in my academic and professional accomplishments.”

McCormick encourages anyone on the fence to take that first step with a phone call. “Why not obtain that degree that says ‘yes I can do this!’? I am so happy that I decided to further my education and actually obtain a degree which lead to a career. I not only love what I do, but I now have a future with earning potential,” she says with a smile.

About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec’s Biomedical Equipment Technician training program is an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree that is designed to be completed in 18 months. Apply hands-on maintenance and repair skills in a biomedical lab setting and look to employment opportunities at hospitals and other patient care facilities. Be prepared to sit for the Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician certification exam.

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive technician, biomedical equipment repair technician, computer network systems technician, medical assistant, personal trainer and refrigeration & HVAC technician fields with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.



 

IntelliTec College – On the News on KREX 5 – Grand Junction Trade & Career Fair

Posted: January 6th, 2016   |   Author: Jamie Wilke


 

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-

A trade and career fair was held Tuesday at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction for students, graduates, and anyone looking for a job.

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Watch IntelliTec Automotive in Albuquerque on KOB News 4 Good Day New Mexico – Classes Begin January 11th

Posted: January 6th, 2016   |   Author: Jamie Wilke


In case you missed it…Watch us on KOB News 4!

Classes begin Jan. 11th, there’s still time to apply now!

News Anchor Casey from Good Day New Mexico visits IntelliTec College to talk with Scott Yelton and James Gore.

Watch the video below to learn about the new Automotive Technician School in Albuquerque and how prospective students can sign up for the career training to become Automotive Technicians.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S4009164.shtml?cat=11121#.Vo116fkrJpg



 

Now Available: Watch Auto Bowl TV ’15 Videos Online – 2nd and 3rd Episodes

Posted: December 31st, 2015   |   Author: Jamie Wilke


Auto Bowl 2015 – Episode #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yeRWR8Ncso&feature=youtu.be

Here are links to the other 2 episodes as well:



 

Grand Junction Students & Public Invited to Meet with Local Companies & Hiring Managers at IntelliTec College Trade & Career Day

Posted: December 31st, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Grand Junction Employers to Showcase Their Businesses & Meet Potential Employees on Tuesday, January 5th at IntelliTec College

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Grand Junction Area Trade & Career Fair - Open to the Public - Tuesday Jan 5 from 2-5pm at IntelliTec College at 772 Horizon Drive

Grand Junction Area Trade & Career Fair – Open to the Public – Tuesday Jan 5 from 2-5pm at IntelliTec College at 772 Horizon Drive

Grand Junction, Colorado – Students, graduates, and the general public can expect to meet face-to-face with local employers during IntelliTec College’s Trade & Career Day on Tuesday, January 5th from 2–5 p.m. at 772 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. At least 12 employers will attend and anticipate hiring business office administrators, cosmetologists, medical assistants, automotive technicians, and HVAC/refrigeration technicians. Other industries skills and qualifications are also in demand. Campus tours are available upon request.

Leslie Barlow, Director of Education at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction advises, “Attendees can expect to network and talk about what they offer potential employers in a relaxed atmosphere. However, those attending should be prepared for a possible brief interview since employers are looking to hire!”

Career Fair Gives Job Seekers Unique Opportunity to Reveal Personality

While hiring officials seek out well-qualified individuals, their goal is to find the candidates who stand out among the ‘good’ candidates with great personalities. “Job seekers should bring a cover letter and a resume, but more importantly, come prepared to shake hands with employers and to show who they are,” emphasized Carey Marone, Career Services Advisor at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction.

IntelliTec’s Trade & Career day allows job seekers to gain confidence during a less structured meet and greet and to get excited about their chosen field as they talk with potential employers. Barlow adds, “The purpose of this event is to partner with local businesses and community members for business promotion, trade promotion, education, and networking.”

 About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction offers hands-on career training in Automotive Technician, Business Office Administration & Accounting, Cosmetologist, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Refrigeration & HVAC Technician with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Most programs are designed to be completed in 10 1/2 months or less. Request more info at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.

CONTACTS:

Leslie Barlow

Director of Education

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

lbarlow@intellitec.edu

(970) 245-8101

 

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IntelliTec College Awards 3 Scholarships to Auto Bowl TV ’15 Winners – Colorado Springs

Posted: December 31st, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


 

TOP: High School Student Rafael Gallegos Receives Scholarship to IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs for Automotive Technician Training. BOTTOM: Lee Miles Auto Shop receives 2 of 3 college scholarships to IntelliTec College from winning Auto Bowl '15.

TOP: High School Student Rafael Gallegos Receives Scholarship to IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs for Automotive Technician Training. BOTTOM: Lee Miles Auto Shop receives 2 of 3 college scholarships to IntelliTec College from winning Auto Bowl ’15.

Three Scholarships were awarded at this year’s Auto Bowl. Each scholarship is worth $15,000 and valid for tuition at IntelliTec College’s Automotive Technician training program.

  • Lee Miles Auto Shop in Denver took home two of the scholarships. They will award their scholarships to whomever they deem worthy.
  • Rafael Gallegos, high school student at Career Readiness Academy, also won a scholarship. He will use this scholarship to attend IntelliTec’s Automotive Technician program, which is an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree designed to take only 18 months to complete.

Auto Bowl 2015 Televised

The Auto Bowl ’15 was televised on December 20th and can be found on YouTube or viewed below:



 

Watch Auto Bowl ’15 Video Online – Episode 2 of 3 (28-min video)

Posted: December 18th, 2015   |   Author: Jamie Wilke


Watch the Auto Bowl ’15 Documentary Video Online below

This is episode 2 of 3 (28-min video).

Next Episode Airs Sunday, Dec 20th on KRDO at 10:30am

Remember to watch the 2nd half of the televised documentary on Sunday Dec. 20, from 10:30-11:00 on KRDO-KT (ABC).

Program Description: Auto Bowl AUTO BOWL ’15 – Follow local Colorado auto repair shops as they compete for valuable scholarships and prizes while giving back to their community.



 

Giving Back to Your Community – From LifeWorks

Posted: December 16th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Give back to your community this holiday season!

Give back to your community this holiday season! (Image credit: www.canstockphoto.com)

Giving back to those in need is good for the mind, body and soul.

Studies show that volunteering contributes to improved well-being, stronger connections to the people around you, and a more positive outlook.

There’s no better time to give to others than the holiday season. To learn about volunteer opportunities, mentoring, and how to get involved in your community, LifeWorks can help.

Visit the link below for more detailed information about Giving Back from LifeWorks.

Giving Back

About LifeWorks

Lifeworks is a free service IntelliTec offers to all campuses students and employees to assist with work or home issues. LifeWorks consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, offering practical solutions that matter to you.

Call Lifeworks at 888-267-9020 any time.
En Español: 888-732-9020, TTY: 800-346-9188.
You can also visit www.lifeworks.com



 

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction Holds Trade and Career Day on Tuesday, January 5th

Posted: December 14th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Join IntelliTec in Grand Junction for their First Annual Career Day on ! (Image credit: www.clipartpanda.co)

Join IntelliTec in Grand Junction for their First Annual Career Day on January 5th! (Image credit: www.clipartpanda.co)

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction would like to invite employers, along with the community to the 1st annual Trade and Career Day for the opportunity to showcase their business.

  • The event will be held on Tuesday, January 5th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

This event is free to attend and attendees will have the opportunity to network with potential clients, employees and employers. They will also have an opportunity to enter into free drawings to win prizes.

Space is limited – Business: Please RSVP by December 20th, 2015.

Schedule of Events:

  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Set up and meet and greet with program supervisor.
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Event open to the public.
  • 5:00 pm: Career fair concludes.

RSVP to Leslie Barlow at 970-245-8101 or email lbarlow@intellitec.edu.

About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

IntelliTec College has been training students for successful careers in the Grand Valley in Trade and Technical, Business and Healthcare fields for over 30 years. Contact http://www.intelliteccollege.com/grand-junction-colorado-college/ or call 970-639-0093 for more information.

New Career Day Flyer

 



 

Ideas for a Healthy, Stress-Free Holiday – From LifeWorks

Posted: December 12th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Desrtess this holiday season with tips form LifeWorks.

Destress this holiday season with tips form LifeWorks. (Image credit: www.workingmother.com)

Does thinking about the holidays make you feel stressed instead of excited? Let LifeWorks help with some tips to help you handle stress during the holidays so you can relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

(Tips detailed in the link below)

  • Try some relaxation techniques.
  • Use exercise to relieve stress.
  • Take time for yourself to do things that make you feel good.
  • Get plenty of rest and exercise.

Visit the link below for more detailed tips for having a healthy, stress-free holiday:

Wellness- Healthy Holiday

About LifeWorks

Lifeworks is a free service IntelliTec offers to all campuses students and employees to assist with work or home issues. LifeWorks consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, offering practical solutions that matter to you.

Call Lifeworks at 888-267-9020 any time.
En Español: 888-732-9020, TTY: 800-346-9188.
You can also visit www.lifeworks.com



 

Spend Less Over the Holidays With These Tips – From LifeWorks

Posted: December 10th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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The best gifts are those chosen with an eye towards what’s personal and meaningful to the recipient. These kinds of gifts don’t have to cost a lot.

Many people blow their holiday budget because they get carried away by the excitement and spirit of the season. It’s important to remember that you can still have a joyous holiday season without going over your budget.

Try to focus on the true spirit of the season rather than the more commercial aspects. Also, try to avoid feeling pressure to give expensive gifts. The best gifts are those chosen with an eye towards what’s personal and meaningful to the recipient. These kinds of gifts don’t have to cost a lot.

Follow these simple tips to spend less during the holidays

(Detailed tips in the link below):

  • Set expectations with friends and family.
  • Consider Homemade decorations and gifts.
  • Look for ways to cut back on the number of gifts you buy.
  • Make a shopping plan.
  • Look for bargains.
  • Make careful travel plans.
  • Cut back on mailing expenses.
  • Use your credit card wisely.
  • Keep it simple.

Visit the link below for more detailed information about holiday savings from LifeWorks.

Ways to Spend Less Over the Holidays (click to download the full article in a PDF file)

About LifeWorks

Lifeworks is a free service that IntelliTec College offers to all campuses students and employees to assist with work or home issues. LifeWorks consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, offering practical solutions that matter to you.

Call Lifeworks at 888-267-9020 any time.
En Español: 888-732-9020, TTY: 800-346-9188.
You can also visit www.lifeworks.com



 

LifeWorks Offers 24/7 Grief Support After Mass Shootings

Posted: December 4th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Following the mass shootings in Colorado Springs, CO and San Bernardino, CA, LifeWorks is offering 24/7 consultants, providing support for anyone in need.

Call Lifeworks at 888-267-9020 any time.
En Español: 888-732-9020, TTY: 800-346-9188.
You can also visit www.lifeworks.com

Visit the link below for detailed information about what LifeWorks does and what exactly they are offering.

2015 LifeWorks Violence Mass Shooting Media Post

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Advice from this HVAC-R Grad Might Be ‘Old School,’ but It Could Lead to a Job Offer

Posted: November 22nd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


“Employers Appreciate What You Know – and Even What You Don’t Know – as Long as You Are Honest About Both”

HVAC grad Daniel Kindred knew focus, drive and determination would help him during his program and his professional career

HVAC Technician graduate, Daniel Kindred, recognizes the value of focus, drive and determination.

Daniel Kindred, Refrigeration and HVAC Technician  (heating, ventilation, air conditioning technician) graduate from IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, believes in old-fashioned principles: hard work, honesty, and the power of a thank you note.

After a tough HVAC Tech job interview with Academy School District #20 in Colorado Springs, he took the time to send a personal note of thanks to each person on the panel interview. “They asked some tough questions; questions I didn’t have all the answers to. I answered truthfully if I didn’t know something, but I also promised to research the questions and send them the answers. I included that information in my thank you notes, and I think that must have impressed them,” stated Kindred, “because I got the job!”

Make Every Dollar Count at College

When Kindred was 26 years old and still working at an hourly job in the food industry, he realized one day he had reached his earning potential. He was bored and depressed and “wanted to make more money by entering a growing career in HVAC.

I’d gone as far as I could as cook, and when I discovered IntelliTec, I saw it as a way out of just working and existing in life,” said Kindred. He dedicated himself to classes in the morning followed by an eight-hour restaurant shift (plus weekend hours) at his job, and study time whenever he had a free moment. “It was a struggle, but my main goal was to learn as much as I could while enrolled,” he added.

Juggling school and work can be challenging, but he advises students to look at the final picture. “Determine what sacrifices have to be made in order to succeed,” he explained. He takes advice from mentors seriously, and recognizes their shared personal experiences are valuable nuggets of information. “One teacher said ‘you’re not here to learn everything, but to understand how to learn for the future.’ I feel lucky to have a some of the best teachers in the industry as well as my dad giving me great advice,” said Kindred.

Invest in a Career with Innovation and Extra Effort for Big a Pay-Off

It takes a desire to learn and a level of integrity to be successful in the HVAC industry, according to one of Kindred’s former teachers, Charles Ledford. “The true test of any tech is to be able to refer him to family and friends since he would be directly in their homes. I wouldn’t hesitate to do so, and as a previous HVAC business owner, I’d hire him in a second.”

IntelliTec Offers a Strong Support Network Before, During and After Completion of a Program

Kindred recognizes he brought focus, drive, and determination to his college experience, but he attributes his success to a lot of help and encouragement from teachers and staff at IntelliTec. “You learn so much in such a short period of time, and not all of it relates just to your program classes. I felt like people there helped me with my first day jitters, kept me from feeling overwhelmed by pacing the content, and if it hadn’t been for my resume writing class, I don’t think I’d have the job I do today,” he said.

 



 

Learn the Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Certficate or Associate Degree over a Bachelor Degree

Posted: November 20th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Choosing an associate degree or professional certificate program over a bachelor degree will allow you to reach your educational goals in less time, save money and maintain the life you’re currently living.

Compare your options, then decide which degree is best for you and your lifestyle.

Just consider these 5 factors when making your decision:

  1. Time
  2. Money
  3. Career focused training
  4. Admissions requirements
  5. Choice and availability of programs

 

The slideshare presentation below covers the 5 reasons to choose a certificate or Associate Degree program over a Bachelor Degree program.



 

ALBUQUERQUE (KASA) – We found out how IntelliTec can Help you Start Your Career (Video).

Posted: November 16th, 2015   |   Author: Jamie Wilke


Watch video to learn more about our Automotive Technician Associate Degree (Occupational) program in Albuquerque, NM.

Live footage of students, instructors, and state of the industry facilities.



 

Albuquerque Community Invited to Saturday, November 14th Grand Opening of IntelliTec College Automotive Training Facility

Posted: November 12th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Campus Meets Growing Need for Automotive Technician Training in New Mexico

IntelliTec College in Albuquerque celebrates its Grand Opening Saturday, November 14th, 2012 from 3-5 p.m.

IntelliTec College in Albuquerque celebrates its Grand Opening
Saturday, November 14th, 2015 from 3-5 p.m.

Albuquerque, NM – IntelliTec College in Albuquerque will host the official Grand Opening of its new automotive technician training facility on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. at 5001 Montgomery Boulevard NE, Suite A24, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (just west of Burlington Coat Factory). Attendees can expect to meet one-on-one with administrators and staff, take tours of the campus, and enjoy free refreshments such as hamburgers and hot dogs.

Campus Director Scott Yelton is thrilled to introduce the new facility to the community. The 12,000 sq. ft. automotive training facility hosts six classrooms and four service bays equipped with brand new Snap-On equipment. Yelton offers, “We welcome the public to check out the facility and the equipment, to see what an incredible hands-on experience this program offers, and to meet with the student-centered college staff.”

Albuquerque Chambers of Commerce Welcome Additional Automotive Training

IntelliTec’s new training fills a strong demand in the city. Before IntelliTec’s Automotive Technician program launched, Albuquerque had only one other college offering automotive training. This program began in August of 2015 and currently has 42 students enrolled. An additional 20 more students are scheduled to begin classes November 16th.

“Without exception, everyone is pleased to have this new training available. I’ve met with two separate Chambers [Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce], and the feedback is supportive and enthusiastic.” He’s excited with the depth and breadth of the instructional staff and feels lucky to have such an outstanding Program Supervisor to lead the way.

IntelliTec Continues a One-On-One Student Approach at New Campus

Yelton supports the college’s student-centered approach, which begins at the top of its organization, “Everyone is truly focused on fostering a student centric environment. It’s a core belief to treat the IntelliTec ‘family’ with encouragement and support.”

As Yelton settles into his new role, he finds IntelliTec’s culture reflects Albuquerque’s culture. “I’ve lived in this community for a number of years and have found, although it’s culturally diverse, people are accepting of one another. The relaxed and informal nature of the people allows everyone to ‘live and let live.’”

About IntelliTec Colleges

IntelliTec Colleges has been providing hands-on career training in Automotive Technology with Associate of Occupational Studies degrees since 2005 in Colorado Springs and Pueblo and 2012 in Grand Junction. Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Request more information about our automotive technician training program in Albuquerque at: www.IntelliTec.edu or call: 1-800-724-9636.

CONTACTS:

Scott Yelton

Campus Director

IntelliTec College in Albuquerque

syelton@intellitec.edu

(505) 818-8570



 

IntelliTec Co-Sponsors the 2015 Rocky Mountain Woman’s Expo

Posted: November 4th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


This year IntelliTec College in Grand Junction will be a sponsor for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Woman’s Expo. It will be held on Saturday November 7th at the Two Rivers Convention Center, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

“The Rocky Mountain Woman’s Expo is the largest single day event gathering of women and businesses in Western Colorado.” Women can shop, gather information and attend special events all while having fun.

The goal of this event is to help companies throughout Western Colorado “maximize their sales and market their products and services in the most cost-effective manner.”

Hundreds of women are expected to attend this event, making it the “perfect opportunity to sell a product, brand your company, gather leads, recruit employees or simply expose a new concept.”

Sponsorships and vendors booths are available for those interested. Find the 2015 pricing structure below.

For more information contact:
Julie Shafer 90-242-6663
Jennifer Bullerwell 970-242-6663



 

Colorado Springs Automotive Tech School Sponsors Televised “Auto Bowl ’15” Charitable Event

Posted: October 23rd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Five Colorado Auto Repair Shops Compete & Fix Cars for Free to Benefit Locals in Need

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado Springs, CO – IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs is a proud sponsor of this year’s Auto Bowl ’15 event. The event is designed to assist deserving individuals, families or charitable organizations with free automotive repair. The three-hour competition will be held this Sunday, October 25th, 2015 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at three Colorado Springs-area automotive repair shops, as well as at two other locations along the Front Range.

Five IntelliTec College Automotive Technician instructors will judge the competition, and the College will award 3 college scholarships. The event will be televised on KRDO Channel 13 on December 13th and 20th.

How Does the Auto Bowl Work?

Auto Bowl is a friendly competition between professional automotive repair shops along the Front Range of Colorado and will assist deserving individuals, families or charitable organizations with free automotive repairs or a donated vehicle. Each shop participating in the competition is required to provide a quality used car to be given away, upon completion, to a cause or individual of their choice.

IntelliTec to Judge the Event and Award College Scholarships to Top Three Teams

Scholarships will be awarded via a merit-based drawing to three businesses. The IntelliTec College “referees” will determine merit, and the criteria include: speed, workmanship, teamwork, attitude, safety and amount of successfully completed repair tasks.

“What is so exciting for the automotive shops is that they get to choose whom to extend the scholarship to – one of their own employees, or to award it to an external individual they deem worthy. It’s completely up to them,” states Stacey Snyder, Associate Vice President of Admissions & Marketing at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

The Automotive Technician scholarship amounts will be awarded as follows:

1st Place – $20,000
2nd Place – $15,000
3rd Place – $10,000
Cory Woerth, Automotive Technician Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College – and one of the volunteer referees for the Auto Bowl – states, “These type of events are really a win-win. Not only do the recipients truly appreciate having their cars repaired at no cost, but employees feel honored to provide a much-needed service for their community.”

Additional volunteer referees include IntelliTec College instructors Frank Gardner, Zach Bernal, Dave Gorman and Byron Buff from the Automotive Technician program in Colorado Springs.

About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive technician, biomedical equipment repair technician, computer network systems technician, medical assistant, personal trainer and refrigeration & HVAC technician fields with associate degree (occupational) programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 1-800-724-9636.

CONTACT:

Cory Woerth
Automotive Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs
cwoerth@intellitec.edu
(719) 632-7626

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