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Drop-out Rates soar in Four Year Colleges but not in Technical Trade Schools

Posted: March 5th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Drop-out rates can be a factor in choosing a college.

Find out how Drop-out rates can affect ones decision to choose a technical trade school over a 4 year college. (Image Credit: seank91.wordpress.com)

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The drop-out rate in a traditional four year college is typically much higher than in a technical trade school. This can be a factor in choosing whether you will go to a technical trade school or commit to four plus years in a traditional college.

Dropout Rate: Technical Trade School vs. Traditional 4 Year College

“Some people simply aren’t prepared for the rigors of a four year college. The Institute of Education Statistics estimates that 40% of attendees at a four year college drop out before completing their degree. If you find yourself as a part of that 40%, not only have you incurred some of the expense of college, you left without receiving a degree.”

-Article excerpt from: Why You Should Consider Trade School Instead of College

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Young Single Mother Reaches High with Automotive Technician Degree & Academic Honors

Posted: March 5th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Automotive Student Audrey McKinney wins Student Excellence Award at IntelliTec College

Automotive Student Audrey McKinney wins Student Excellence Award at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

Recent Graduate Audrey McKinney Receives Automotive Technology Program’s “Student Excellence” Award from IntelliTec College – a Technical School in Colorado Springs

Meet Audrey: an energetic, driven and extraordinarily positive person. Her hard working, glass is half-full attitude earned her a degree as an Automotive Technician, and ultimately, the Student Excellence Award in her program at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

She wanted a career in a field with a dynamic industry where “change and opportunity could take me anywhere I wanted to go. Automotive Technology fit everything that I wanted in a career,” explained McKinney.

McKinney Advises, “the first and last step to everything is action.”

McKinney recognizes a journey is really only one step at a time. Education goals can appear mountainous if viewed as a whole, but when broken down into small segments, suddenly the mountain becomes a series of hills.

“Visualize what it will feel like to have that career, that home, that money, etc that you desire, then take action,” she advises. “I took action without fear of repercussions. I remained positive and told myself that I can do anything I wanted.”

“I found making and meeting short term goals were much more attainable and dramatically less overwhelming than trying to think 3 – 4 terms ahead,” shared McKinney. “That way I could dedicate myself to that particular task and reward myself when the six-week term ended.”

“As a student, I am powerful. I stay focused.”

Like many of us, McKinney faced a number of setbacks in her journey toward IntelliTec College. She attempted community college several times, had two children at a young age, and as a single mom felt like a failure.

“I was honestly a depressed mess,” explained McKinney. “I get stressed and feel overwhelmed just like anyone else, but I was determined to do something for myself that no one could take from me. I knew education was the key to my future,” claims McKinney.

Audrey offers some solid advice to students who might be walking a similar path to her own, possibly questioning whether college is just one more thing at which they’ll fail. “Even Einstein had to start from the bottom, fall, and pick himself up,” she says with a smile.

  • Be kind to yourself and keep telling yourself that you ARE capable.
  • Every single person does thing differently. Your particular “different’ isn’t necessarily wrong… it might even be better than what others are doing!
  • Enjoy the environment. Soak things in as much as you can.
  • Be open to learning.
  • Stay positive – your outlook will determine your success.
  • Jump in fearlessly – even if you’re scared, at least try
  • Always doing your personal best regardless of whatever is thrown at you.
  • If you want it badly enough, make it happen.

Why an Automotive Technology Degree from IntelliTec College?

McKinney hit a few brick employment walls before she became angry; seriously angry.

“I’d just learned I was rejected for yet another job [ironically, delivering uniforms to an auto repair shop] when an IntelliTec College commercial came on the television. I watched, smirked, and then said to myself, ‘Audrey, you are going to enroll. You are going to get your Associates Degree in Automotive Technology.’ So when someone asks me ‘Why IntelliTec?” I have a very clear answer,” shares McKinney.

“Once I was exposed to that automotive world, I knew it was a fit for me. I just loved watching the mechanics work on the vehicles. They [mechanics] working on the vehicles always showed such prideful expressions upon their faces,” said McKinney.

IntelliTec Teachers and Advisors Guided McKinney Along the Way

Encouraging teachers and staff such as Angee Brascom, Academic General Education Instructor, and Donald Chapman, Career Services Advisor, provided the support McKinney needed to jump right in to her career.

“Audrey’s a dynamo,” said Chapman. “Not only was she the only female graduate in the automotive program in her cohort, she is the most impressive student I’ve ever worked with at IntelliTec.”

However, even with academic and career advice, she needed financial assistance to manage daycare costs. She discovered a program called Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) where a full time student who has never used government resources can receive financial assistance for childcare. “It paid most of my childcare bill for 12 months! Once enrolled in CCCAP, I had to pay only $120 of a usual $800+/- child care bill,” exclaimed McKinney.

Single Mother of Two and Self-Employed in New York

After graduation, McKinney relocated to New York for two reasons: so her 5 year-old and 3 year-old daughters could be closer to their dad and to start her own business. “NY has a TON of people; a TON of people who own vehicles. I can’t imagine running out of clients. Plus, I needed to be in a well, if not overly, populated location,” she explained, “thanks to the automotive and career services departments, I felt comfortable and confident to work independently.”

She works solo, and her client base is strictly word-of-mouth. “So far, I’ve done a variety of things such as oil changes, diagnostics, tie rods, steering related issues, sensor diagnostics and repair, power steering, ac/heating diagnostic and repair, and the list sort of goes on. I really enjoy the diagnostic side of the industry,” said McKinney.

For some, starting a new career without the safety net of an established business for support can be a little daunting.“I wanted to be my own boss and IntelliTec has gave me the knowledge and skills necessary to do so.” She added “Opportunity to grow is everywhere and unlimited. One must have the personal drive and fortitude to go out and realize their success. You have to want it, and want it badly.”

McKinney has a credo, or a statement of beliefs that defines her every action and it is simply, “Live, work and play with integrity. Follow through. Be honest and sincere. Be GOOD. When you live life this way (in every venue) well, then life brings back exactly what you put in.”

Sounds like a lot of positive karma going McKinney’s way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Tuition Cost Plays a Major Factor in Choosing a Technical Trade School Over a Traditional College

Posted: March 3rd, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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See how much you save getting a technical school degree vs. a 4 year college.

 

There are plenty of reasons for choosing to be educated at a technical trade school over a traditional college. One of the biggest reasons is the difference in tuition costs.

Cost of Tuition: Technical Trade School Degree vs. Bachelor’s Degree Cost

Cost of Degree without Financing

“The average trade school degree costs $33,000, which, compared to a $127,000 bachelor’s degree, means a savings of $94,000. But that’s not all!

Cost of Degree with Financing

If you assume that these students are fully financing their education with loans at 4% over ten years, the bachelor’s degree will cost $154,000, while the trade school degree will cost only $40,000. That’s a savings of $114,000 just on the degree.”

-Article excerpt from: Why You Should Consider Trade School Instead of College

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Congratulations to the 3 IntelliTec of Grand Junction Students for Passing your RDA Exams!

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


Three student externs in the Dental Assisting program at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction passed their Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Certification exams on February 5th.

Congratulations students!

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Top 3 Computer Technician Training Skills to Look for in a Good 2 Year Associate Degree Program

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


Computer and Network Systems Technician Program at IntelliTec College.

Computer and Network Systems Technician Training Program at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

Are you a people person who excels at problem solving and enjoys computer technology? Perhaps you’re thinking about a career in the computer technology field.

The first step is finding the right computer technician training program for you. To accomplish that, you might want to know what kind of skills you can learn in a good computer technology program.

A good Computer Technician training program will teach you how to:  

  1. Evaluate network and system performance
  2. Perform regular maintenance to ensure that networks operate correctly
  3. Communicate effectively with other administrators and co-workers

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Dads and Daughters Attend “Beauty School” at Local College’s Cosmetology Salon in Pueblo

Posted: February 19th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Press Release for Immediate Release 

‘Daddy Daughter Hair Do Day’ on Valentine’s Day in Pueblo, CO Proves Dads Aren’t All Thumbs

Pueblo, Colorado – The Cosmetology School Salon at IntelliTec College of Pueblo hosted two free hair styling sessions on Valentine’s Day to dads who needed a little help with their daughter’s dos. Twelve pairs of fathers and daughters attended this free event, receiving hair tutorials and sharing a special time together.

Dads made a ‘date’ of it. Many took their daughters out to lunch afterward to show off their new dos,” according to Peggy Gunther, IntelliTec College of Pueblo Cosmetology Program Supervisor. 

IntelliTec College of Pueblo's Cosmetology School Salon Hosts Daddy Daughter Hair Do Day Workshop on Valentine's Day

Pueblo Dads attend IntelliTec College’s ‘Daddy Daughter Hair Do Day’ Workshop on Valentine’s Day, held at the school’s Cosmetology Salon with recently famed Greg Wickherst and daughter Izzy .

The Story of Wickherst’s Recent Fame Doing Daughter’s Hair

The event came about when IntelliTec Admissions Representative Greg Wickherst approached Gunther for some basic hair techniques. “I couldn’t even do a simple pony tail,” laughs Wickherst, “but once I started working with Ashley Rivera [one of IntelliTec’s Cosmetology recent graduates] I learned how to style not just a pony tail but braids, French braids and even a bun.

Wickherst thought he’d share his newly acquired skills with other struggling dads by posting hair-do tutorials on Facebook, and before he knew it, local and international media wanted to share his story. Even Rachael Ray interviewed him (the segment will air Friday, February 20, 2014). “I’m a guy who shaves his head, so hair just wasn’t something I knew a lot about. But I knew where to go to get the help I needed,” Wickherst adds.

When IntelliTec College of Pueblo asked him to participate in the Daddy Daughter Hair Do Day, he happily accepted. He knew the event was more than just a dad learning to style his daughter’s hair; it created another opportunity for a father and daughter to bond. “Instead of watching TV we sit together and I do her hair. I want her to look back at these times with special memories,” says Wickherst.

Pueblo Dads Follow Wickherst’s Example to Spend Quality Time with Daughters 

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Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Welcome to IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs Campus’ Newest Students!

Posted: February 11th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


The Pueblo Campus Welcomes New Students.

The Colorado Springs Campus Welcomes New Students.

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs welcomed a new group of students for the January 12th term.

Welcome, and we look forward to preparing you for your new career fields!

New Students

Automotive Technician

  • Jarrod Alba
  • Joshua Bonifas
  • Shawn Derbish
  • Thurman Foster
  • Johnnie Gates III
  • Kenneth Gish
  • Johnathon Griffith

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Welcome IntelliTec College of Pueblo New Students!

Posted: February 11th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


The Pueblo Campus Welcomes New Students.

The Pueblo Campus Welcomes New Students.

IntelliTec College in Pueblo welcomed a new group of students for the January 12th term. 

Welcome, and we look forward to preparing you for your new career fields!

New Students

Cosmetology

  • Alexis Adams
  • Evany Andrews
  • Gabriel Ayala
  • Kimber Doering
  • Lysette Gomez
  • Elena Jaramillo
  • Morgan Luginbill
  • Rosa Montez
  • Alliyah Rincon
  • Sheila Sandoval
  • Michael Solano

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Congratulations Pueblo Honor Students!

Posted: February 11th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congratulations Pueblo Honor Students! (Image Credit: vector-magz.com)

Congratulations Pueblo Honor Students! (Image Credit: vector-magz.com)

Congratulations to the students at IntelliTec College in Pueblo who are currently receiving honors marks for the term of 11/17/2014 to 12/24/2014.

Keep it up! Your hard work is paying off!

  • 4.0 GPA Student Achievement
  • 3.5+ GPA Student Achievement
  • Perfect Attendance

4.0 GPA Student Achievement

Automotive Technician

  • James Areniego
  • Elmer Baker

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Congratulations to the IntelliTec of Colorado Springs Honor Students!

Posted: February 11th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congratulations Colorado Springs Honor Students! (Image Credit: vector-magz.com)

Congratulations Colorado Springs Honor Students! (Image Credit: vector-magz.com)

Congratulations to the IntelliTec of Colorado Springs students who are currently receiving honors marks.

Your hard work is paying off!

  • 4.0 GPA Student Achievement
  • 3.0+ GPA Student Achievement

(more…)

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Invites Community to Join Greg and Izzy this Valentines Day for Daddy Daughter Hair Do Day

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


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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Greg Wickherst – IntelliTec College of Pueblo Admissions Rep and Single Father – Becomes Internet Sensation by Learning to do Daughter’s Hair

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


Greg in the Cosmo Salon at IntelliTec College in Puebo

Father and Admissions Rep Greg Wickherst in the Cosmetology School Salon at IntelliTec College in Pueblo (Image credit: http://www.buzzfeed.com)

IntelliTec College of Pueblo’s own Greg Wickherst has become an internet sensation by being an awesome dad!

When he couldn’t figure out how to handle his daughter Izzy’s growing locks, he decided to seek some help from the cosmetology training program and beauty school salon  at IntelliTec College, where he works as an admissions representative.

The story has spread across the internet like wild fire and has gained national exposure – including Today.com and CNN.com!

Here are a few links to some of the articles:

Single dad takes class to learn how to braid daughter’s hair 
(KRDO.com)

Pueblo dad is internet star after taking beauty school lesson on styling hair 
(KOAA.com)

This single dad asked a cosmetologist to teach him how to do his daughter’s hair (Today.com)

Single dad creates salon-worthy braids
(CNN.com)

Single Dad Was Concerned About Daughter’s Hair So He Took Some Time To Learn The Trade And Now Can Style It Just Right! 
(perezhilton.com)

    This single dad asked a cosmetologist to teach him how to do his daughter’s hair
    (NBC26)
    KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

    Shivaun Martynes

    Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    6 Time Management Tips for Non-Traditional College Students

    Posted: February 10th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


    72% of adult college students have to work steady jobs throughout the school year.

    You can balance a packed schedule with a little planning and organization Image: MassMoms.com

    You can balance a packed schedule with a little planning and organization
    Image: MassMoms.com

    And 20% of adults working steadily hold full-time jobs, according to a 2011 study by the U.S. Census Bureau. Add a family and any social activities into the mix and adult college students probably find themselves eating meals in the car, or even worse, over the sink.

    Trying to balance this chaotic schedule can feel overwhelming at times, but there is a way to balance a packed schedule. Like anything else worth doing, you need to make time to make time.

    Take a look at these organizational tips and learn how to get a grasp on your most critical resource – time.

    6 Ways to Manage Your Time Better

    1. Read Your Course/Syllabus Calendar: Familiarize yourself with due dates for key assignments, and set aside time to prepare for them. Quizzes, papers and of course final exams all take a little more time. Remember the 5 P’s here – prior planning prevents poor performance.

    2. Honor Your Internal Clock: Are you more productive in the mornings or evenings? Complete highest priority tasks when you do your best work. Determine if you’re a morning person or night owl.

    3. Make schedules and checklists: Take charge and give yourself some guidelines. Print weekly assignment sheets and check them off as you complete them. It helps you appreciate each little accomplishment along the way.

    4. Create flexible times: Help manage unforeseen hurdles by building in flexibility, both in your mind and in your schedule. Life happens – plan accordingly.

    5. Stay Organized: If you’re taking more than one class, have separate binders and notebooks for each one. Keep your computer desktop organized so you can find the files you need for each particular class.

    6. Be Healthy: Last but not least, keep yourself at your best with plenty of sleep and regular exercise. Energy levels deplete when stressed; increase your alertness with rest and some type of exercise. Even a brisk walk or quick stretch will do the trick.

    Today’s Take-Away

    Managing a busy schedule provides some sense of control when life gets hectic and everyday tasks (more…)

    Yvette de Ryk

    I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    IntelliTec College of Pueblo Sponsors Annual “My Life” Workshop for Local 8th Graders

    Posted: February 6th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


    Press Release – For Immediate Release

    Local College Students Mentor 8th Grade Students about Life and Career Choices

    Pueblo, Colorado – “MyLife” Workshop 8th Grade Student Participants, Class of 2015

    Pueblo, Colorado – “MyLife” Workshop 8th Grade Student Participants, Class of 2015

    Pueblo, CO – IntelliTec College of Pueblo will once again participate in the Multicultural Youth Leadership Initiative For Excellence or “My Life” Workshop on February 10th.

    The workshop, sponsored by the Emerging Leadership Development Program through El Pomar, creates a leadership experience for 75 Pueblo 8th graders of all ethnic heritages that enhances civic engagement, fosters leadership, encourages education, and promotes career and professional development.

    Students and staff from IntelliTec College of Pueblo will present the “My Choices” segment of the event from 9:15-11:45 a.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Additional program sessions will be held at various institutions of higher education and businesses throughout the community.

    Workshop Agenda

    In addition to an onsite local business resource day, there will be various program sessions for 8th graders in the “My Life” Workshops. Programs are designed to develop leadership potential and encourage a strong commitment to community involvement in Pueblo. They include:

    • My Choices (making good decisions)
    • My Community (getting involved in your community)
    • My Future (college/career preparation)
    • My Integrity (values)

    IntelliTec Student and Instructor Involvement

    “IntelliTec is one of the postsecondary sponsors invited to participate as a technical trade school option for students to consider,” states Jeanette Autobee-Garcia, Career Services Director at IntelliTec College of Pueblo.

    Program supervisors will present a mini lesson followed by a hands-on activity. For example, IntelliTec students will demonstrate EKG (electrocardiogram) and procedures for administering injections as part of the Medical Assistant presentation. In addition, participants will have vitals such as height, weight, and blood pressure taken and recorded upon arriving.

    IntelliTec’s initial involvement included program supervisors speaking about their respective programs and passing out curriculum information. Over the last eight years the College’s participation has grown to include student presenters.

    Student Helping Students

    Garcia explains, “[IntelliTec College] students participating in the MyLife session share their own experiences and the benefits of hands-on learning in their individual programs.”

    The experience promotes a mutual learning experience for both sets of “students.” Teaching others is the ultimate step of knowledge mastery, and “this experience confirms for our own students how much they know and understand about the career training they have received,” adds Garcia.

    Furthermore, Garcia believes, “As IntelliTec students share their own educational and even life experiences, the 8th grade participants really listen; hearing first-hand accounts from older students with similar backgrounds makes an impact.  With MyLife’s focus on education, choices and decision-making, the 8th graders can truly relate.”

    About IntelliTec College of Pueblo

    IntelliTec College of Pueblo offers hands-on career training in the automotive, business, cosmetology, medical and personal training fields with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 719-542-3181.

    CONTACTS:

    Jeanette Autobee-Garcia
    Career Services Director
    IntelliTec College of Pueblo
    jgarcia@intellitec.edu
    (719) 542-3181
    Cynthia Ayala-Cooper

    Director of TRiO Upward Bound
    Cynthia.ayala@pueblocc.edu
    Pueblo Community College  
    (719) 549-3254

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    Yvette de Ryk

    I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    Congrats to the Automotive and Medical Students for Passing your Professional Certification Exams!

    Posted: February 5th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


    Congratulations to the following IntelliTec of College of Grand Junction Automotive Technician and Medical Assisting students for passing their professional certification exams. 

    Keep up the good work!

    Congrats Medical Assisting Students on Passing your RMA or RPT Exams!

    Congrats Medical Assisting Students on Passing your RMA or RPT Exams!

    Congratulations Grand Junction Medical Assisting Students for Passing your RMA or RPT Exams!

    The following Medical Assistant students at the Grand Junction campus have recently passed either the Registered Medical Assisting exam or the Registered Phlebotomy Technician exam. Way to go!

    Passed the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Exam

    • Rodney Cowan, RMA: Passed on October 9th, 2014
    • Letitia Hurtado, RMA: Passed on November 14th, 2014
    • Nichole McCartee, RMA: Passed on November 14th, 2014
    • Ceji Ogg, RMA: Passed on October 9th, 2014
    • Jamie White, RMA: Passed on October 9th, 2014

    Passed the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Exam

    • Rodney Cowan, RPT: Passed on November 3rd, 2014
    • Nicole McCartee, RPT: Passed on December 5th, 2014
    • Ceji Ogg, RPT: Passed on November 6th, 2014
    Congrats GJ Auto Students on Passing your Snap-on Certification Exams!

    Congrats Grand Junction Automotive Technician Students on Passing your Snap-on Certification Exams!

    Automotive Technician: Snap-on Certification Exams Passed

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    Shivaun Martynes

    Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    Welcome Grand Junction Campus New Students and Congrats to the January Student of the Month Recipients!

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


    The Grand Junction Campus Welcomes New Students.

    IntelliTec College in Grand Junction Welcomes New Students and Congratulates the January 2015 Students of the Month!

    IntelliTec College of Grand Junction welcomed a new set of students on January 12th for the new term. Welcome, and we look forward to preparing you for your new career fields!

    We would also like to extend a warm congratulations to the Grand Junction campus Student of the Month recipients for the month of January.

    January 2015 “Student of the Month” Recipients

    Awesome job students – keep up the good work!

    • Stacey Schneider: Cosmetology
    • Nicole Douglass: Dental Assisting
    • Meghan Rudd: Health Information Technician
    • Danielle Mulkey: Medical Assisting

    Welcome New Students

    Automotive Technology

    • Phillip Cox
    • William Galloway
    • William Gerberich
    • Travis Hawks
    • Justin Villarreal

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    Shivaun Martynes

    Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    Top 5 Things to Look for When Comparing Dental Assistant Training Programs

    Posted: February 3rd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


    Dental assistants play important roles as members of dental healthcare teams

    With a good dental assistant training program, you can learn how to play an important role as a member of a dental health care team.

    Complete the training you need to become a professional dental assistant, and join a career field growing 25% faster than average

    The purpose of dental assistant training programs is to teach dental assisting students the skills they need to perform as professional dental assistants. At the right school, dental assistant training can be a wide ranging and comprehensive program that prepares graduates for solid and rewarding careers.

    Jennifer Prather, Dental Assistant Training Program Manager at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction maintains,

    “There are a number of key elements in a strong dental assistant training program. A hands-on approach with experienced instructors is a must, followed by a fully functional clinic to support the skills learned day-to-day.”

    5 Things to Look For in Great Dental Assistant Training Programs

    Jennifer Prather, Dental Assistant Program Manager

    Grand Junction campus’ Jennifer Prather, Dental Assistant Program Manager

    1. Safety and Hygiene: Students learn to establish and enforce infection control procedures to guarantee that patients are never exposed to contaminated materials. They are also trained to ensure as sterile an environment as possible for all fluids and substances regarding patient care and procedures.

    2. Patient Care and Comfort: An essential part of dental assisting is making sure patients are calm and comfortable. Understanding how to create a positive experience for the patient while keeping them safe helps maintain a relaxed and professional environment.

    3. Office Administration: Dental assistants keep a dentist’s office running smoothly.  Classes in office administration and business management teach students how to handle tasks such as the use of computers, scheduling and other office duties.

    4. Taking and Recording X-Rays:. Dental assistants must know how to prepare patients for x-rays, operate radiological equipment, and record x-rays for the dentist to examine.

    5. Instructing Patients in Proper Dental Care: After a procedure, dental assistants are often tasked with teaching patients about optimum oral care. Examples may be showing patients how to brush and floss properly and how to care for sutures from oral surgery.

    Benefits of Dental Assistant Training Programs

    • Learn essential dental assisting skills
    • Understand dental work on a broader basis
    • Gain skills in managing the business side of dental assisting
    • Become more employable to potential employers
    • Enjoy the opportunity of potential employment in other areas of healthcare

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    Yvette de Ryk

    I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    Congratulations to the IntelliTec College of Pueblo Students for Making the Honors List

    Posted: February 3rd, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


    Congratulations Pueblo Honor Students! (Image Credit: vector-magz.com)

    Congratulations Pueblo Campus Honor Students!
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    Congratulations to the IntelliTec College of Pueblo students who made Honors with achieving one or more of the following for the term of 10/06/2014 to 11/14/2014:

    • 4.0 GPA
    • 3.5 GPA or above
    • Perfect Attendance 

    Way to go! Keep up the good work!

    4.0 GPA

    Automotive Technician                                                    

    • Cristian Alvarez
    • James Areniego
    • Geoffrey Bourgeois
    • Robert Burgard
    • Michael Burns
    • Robert O. Garduno
    • Rodolfo Guzman
    • Travis Hackley
    • Kenneth Havens
    • Marion Havens
    • John Howells
    • Daniel Lewis
    • Artie Loredo
    • Troy Lujan
    • Jesse McCoy
    • Devon Myers
    • Brittny Ortega
    • Isadore Ortega
    • Ronald Oster
    • Roger Peterson Jr
    • Duane Sais
    • Ethan Samora
    • Renee Sanchez
    • Justin Shupe
    • Robert Simmons
    • Robert Valdez
    • Duncan Walton
    • Timothy Williams
    • Samantha Wilson

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    Shivaun Martynes

    Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    Learn the top 10 Reasons Why Smiling Can Improve Your Health

    Posted: January 29th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


    Enjoy the Health Benefits of a Smile – All For Free

    We can easily make someone feel better or more comfortable simply by smiling

    Plan to smile more this year – it only takes a second and makes you feel better inside and out.
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    It has been said smiling can improve your health, your stress levels and your attractiveness. It’s a powerful antidote to stress, pain and conflict and it keeps you grounded, focused and alert. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.

    With so much power to heal and renew, why not make it a resolution to smile more frequently? It takes very little effort to smile rather than frown (12 vs. 11 muscles), but the real reward; increased physical and emotional health. And isn’t that what millions of Americans desire when making resolutions?

    In 2014, 45% of Americans made a New Year’s Resolution; yet only 8% achieved them.

    Why such a low percentage of success? According to psychologists, resolutions are an effort to reinvent oneself. People make resolutions as a way of motivating themselves, but they’re not really ready to change their habits, particularly their bad habits.

    Why not start with something that can be performed repeated throughout the day, doesn’t need additional time or money, requires little effort, yet offers immediate and significant returns?

    10 Benefits of Smiling More:

    1. Smiling makes us attractive –There is an attraction factor to people who smile more; we’re drawn to them and want to know what makes them so happy.
    2. Smiling changes our mood – next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
    3. Smiling is contagious – when someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them.
    4. Smiling relieves stress and lowers your heart rate – smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body. This lets the heart work without overworking. People who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease. Smiling also temporarily reduces blood pressure.
    5. Smiling lifts the face and makes you look younger – the muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Try smiling your way through the day – you’ll look younger and feel better.
    6. Smiling increases productivity – there’s truth to the “whistle while we work” mentality. This also explains why silly internet memes and pictures of cute animals can actually get people motivated and working harder after a few moments of smiling or laughter.
    7. Smiling encourages trust – studies show that we are more trustful of others when they smile and smile genuinely. Trust is an important part of social health when dealing with people, whether they are loved ones or simple acquaintances.
    8. Smiling produces empathy – when we’re embarrassed or caught doing something questionable, often our first response is a smile. This instinct breaks the initial ice of embarrassment, promotes leniency in what others think of us, and engenders a sense of empathy since we’ve all experienced embarrassment and we want to smile along.
    9. Smiling kills pain – smiling and laughter both have been shown to lessen pain. They release endorphins that lift our moods, but many of these act as natural painkillers too.
    10. Smiling is a universal sign of happiness – while hand shakes, hugs, and bows all have varying meanings across cultures, smiling is known around the world and in all cultures as a sign of happiness and acceptance.

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    Yvette de Ryk

    I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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    Colorado Springs Campus Student Passes Registered Medical Assistant Certification Exam

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


    Congrats Matthew Perez on Passing you RMA Exam!

    Congrats Matthew Perez on Passing your RMA Exam!

    Medical Assisting student, Matthew Perez, has passed his Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) professional certification exam. He is studying at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

    Mr. Perez now has the option to work as a Registered Medical Assistant in Colorado.

    Congratulations Matthew!

     

    Shivaun Martynes

    Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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