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Register Your Vehicle for Fundraising Car Expo in Pueblo – July 2015 – at IntelliTec College

Posted: April 17th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


IntelliTec College of Pueblo would like to invite anyone with a cool car, truck or motorcycle to register one or more vehicles for IntelliTec College’s Car Expo.

Show off your cool car for a great cause. Proceeds go to Posada, Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA.

Pbl Auto show flyer 2015

Register here: http://www.intelliteccollege.com/promos/pbAutoShowIntelliTec2015-small.pdf.

 

The Car Expo will take place on Saturday, July 18th from 9am to 2pm. Vehicles will be showcased at IntelliTec’s Automotive Facility, located at 713 E. Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, CO. The event will include fun, food and activities for the whole family.

Early Registration Deadline: July 11th, 2015

Early Registration for the 1st vehicle is $25 and $15 for any additional vehicles. After July 11th the first car is $30.

The fee includes a meal with drink voucher. Vehicles will be judged by the public for each category, plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded along with cash prizes for all 1st place victors.

To register a vehicle simply fill out a registration form and mail or deliver it to:

IntelliTec College at Attn: Kristy Martinez
3673 Parker Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81008.  

Call Jason at 719-369-6433 with any questions. 

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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How to Create a College Student Budget in Just 4 Steps

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


The most common financial troubles college students face is usually the lack of a realistic budget.

However, once the budget is created, it’s time to stick to it. Make it your financial master or you’ll find yourself running through your money very quickly.

Learning smart money management and how to reduce your expenditures now can help you establish a solid foundation for your future. 

Create a college budget you can live with

Learn to manage money intelligently and keep yourself free from worry.
Image credit: http://www.personalfinancewhiz.com/sample-average-monthly-budget-for-a-single-person-or-college-student/

Determine Your College Budget in 4 Simple Steps

1. Establish how much money you’ll have each month by listing your all your income, such as:

  • Money you make from a job
  • Money from mom & dad or other family members
  • Loans, grants or other forms of financial aid
  • Other sources of cash, such as gifts

2. Next, subtract fixed costs from the monthly total above.

Fixed-cost items might include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing (house payment or rent, utilities, etc.)
  • Books, lab fees, classroom supplies
  • Car loan
  • Credit card payments
  • Car and/or health insurance
  • Cable and phone bill

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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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IntelliTec College Launches “Responsive” Website for Mobile Users

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


Current and Future IntelliTec Students Can Now Experience IntelliTec College’s Full Website on Mobile Devices

Press Release – For Immediate Release

IntelliTec College’s new “responsive” website went live on February 12th, 2015. Mobile visitors to the site, which exists at www.IntelliTecCollege.com, can now more easily view the “full version” of the website on hand-held devices such as cell phones, smart phones and tablets. Navigation on the new site requires a minimum of resizing and horizontal scrolling for mobile users.

Consumers increasingly view websites on phone

Businesses that aren’t mobile-friendly could lose business. Image Credit: smartinsights.com

IntelliTec’s website has been “mobile-friendly” since 2008. However, the College previously maintained two separate websites. The mobile device user could only access basic information, while the desktop computer users viewed the full website.

According to Stacey Snyder, Associate Vice President of Admissions & Marketing, “Both current and prospective students will benefit from our responsive website in that no matter what the device (phone, tablet or desktop) they choose to view our site, they’ll have the same consistent user experience.”

IntelliTec College Marketing Team Quickly Recognized the Surge in Mobile Device Users

IntelliTec College recognized the investment in a responsive website was necessary when Internet usage statistics indicated that the number of people using mobile devices to perform website searches and visit websites increased more and more every year.

Jamie Wilke of Mediatrunk.com, IntelliTec’s Webmaster and Internet Marketing Consultant, asserts, “If IntelliTec wanted to keep effectively educating prospective students about the benefits of accelerated, hands-on training at technical schools, they needed to adopt a develop a responsive website, and do it as soon as possible.”

Statistics Reflect Consumers View Websites on Their Phones at an Increasing Rate

As far back as 2008, experts boldly predicted, “mobile devices [would] overtake fixed Internet access by 2014,” according to Research Analyst Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers. (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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The Key to Getting Organized for Tax Season is to Place all Materials at Your Fingertips

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


If you didn’t know it already, it’s tax time.

That means there is no better time to organize your tax documents to make filing your taxes a little easier. Unfortunately, arranging paperwork can’t alleviate the pain of filing taxes, but it can certainly help lessen the time it takes to file them.

Simple, easy ways to organize your home office

Don’t wait until the last minute to organize your tax files
Image credit: http://www.bhg.com

Here are 6 simple tips to get your space and your documents organized- just in time for filing taxes.

  1. Use a small filing cabinet.  This is a huge timesaver and an easy way to keep all your tax documents in one place. Plus, it allows you to separate paperwork by topic. Or,

  2. Get an inexpensive pocket folder.  Organize and label files such as W-2’s, 1099’s or any other tax documents. If each has a separate label, they’re easier to find come tax time.

  3. Try to organize tax docs year round.  As you receive tax documents throughout the year, immediately place them in their labeled file. While most paperwork arrives near the end of January, it’s nice to already have a “system” in place to follow.

  4. Use software for personal or business needs.  Try using Quicken or Mint.com to help organize your personal taxes. Or use QuickBooks for your small business needs to track all income and expenses.

  5. Create a checklist to make sure you have all the documents necessary. This will include but is not limited to):
    • Your Social Security Number, and the SSNs of anyone else listed on your tax forms
    • Bank account number and routing numbers (if you pay electronically)
    • Your electronic federal tax paying system information (EFTPS) if filing electronically
    • A list of paid taxes such as property taxes, self employment tax, estimated taxes, etc.
    • All tax documents such as W-2s, 1099’s, 1098’s
    • Any interest paid on mortgage or student loans
    • Any charitable donation receipts
    • Homebuyer tax credits
    • Medical costs and receipts (if they are deductible)
    • Donations to tax deferred retirement accounts (IRA, self-employed retirement accounts, 401k).
    • Child care and education costs
    • Other related documents 

  6. Don’t be afraid to turn to a professional. TurboTax and H & R Block @ Home offer simple and clear instructions to help you file your taxes. They provide answers to frequently asked questions, depending on the tax topic you’re working on. If necessary, reach out to a tax professional if your situation is still unclear.

Today’s Take-Away

Even if your tax situation isn’t complex, there’s still documentation the IRS requires. But filing taxes doesn’t have to be an ordeal. You can eliminate a lot of the frustration and time-consuming paper chasing if you have all the materials available in an easy, manageable fashion.

Sources

“Getting Organized for Tax Season.” Million Dollar Journey RSS. Money Works Media, 24 Apr. 08. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. http://www.milliondollarjourney.com/getting-organized-for-tax-season.htm

Guina, Ryan. “How to Organize Your Tax Documents.” Cash Money Life Personal Finance Investing Career. N.p., 19 Feb. 2011. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-organize-your-tax-documents/

About IntelliTec Colleges in Colorado

IntelliTec Colleges in Colorado offers hands-on career training in the allied healthcare, beauty/cosmetology, business, computer technology, personal training, and  technical trades industries with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. College campuses in Colorado include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and PuebloRequest more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 1-800-836-1345.

 

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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Medical Assistant Students from Grand Junction Technical School Volunteer in the 2015 Grand Valley Health Fair

Posted: March 27th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Annual Community Health Fair Focuses on Health and Wellness by Providing Free Healthcare Services to the Public and Introduces Interactive Elements to Further Health Education

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Grand Junction, Colorado – IntelliTec College in Grand Junction will participate in the 2015 Grand Valley Health Fair with a variety of services free to the public. Medical Assisting students will utilize their skills in taking vitals and providing patient education during this two-day event to be held March 27 and March 28 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Two Rivers Convention Center.

IntelliTec participates in Grand Valley Health Fair

Plan to attend the Grand Valley Health Fair in Grand Junction for a variety of free services and activity demonstrations

“Our students continue to offer support for all healthcare organizations with their ongoing volunteer work,” states Leslie Barlow, Director of Education at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction. This benefits both students and the public. “It’s an opportunity for the medical assisting students to practice newly acquired skills and to work directly in their community,” added Barlow.

IntelliTec Students Provide Valuable Hands-On Assistance Before and During Health Fair

Medical assisting students assisted with a pre-blood draw from February 23 through March 8. Approximately 1,500 participants of all ages paid only $30 (the average cost is $250 for lab fees alone) for a complete blood work-up.

According to Fran Parker, Mesa County Health Department Specialist and 2015 Health Fair Coordinator, “IntelliTec students and graduates were critical volunteers during this process.” Screening participants could take the report to their personal doctors or bring it with them to the upcoming health fair for a blood screen review by participating physicians.

Other IntelliTec programs also plan to offer their support during the health fair. Dental assistant students will help with patient education and business students will assist attendees with the registration process.

Local Volunteers Manage Community Focused Health and Wellness Event

The Grand Valley Health Fair is an entirely local event, managed by volunteers who work diligently with their local healthcare specialists to encourage Mesa County residents to take charge of their health. (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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Technical School in Pueblo Offers Free Tax Preparation for Students and Community

Posted: March 26th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Free Tax Preparation Means an Immediate Savings Before Even Filing Taxes

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Pueblo, Colorado – IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers are currently providing free basic tax preparation from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. every Friday at IntelliTec College of Pueblo through April 15, 2015. Appointments are available on a first come/first served basis, and appointments generally run 15 – 30 minutes.

IntelliTec College Pueblo Campus hosts free VITA Site tax preparation

Take advantage of free and easy tax preparation at IntelliTec College of Pueblo’s VITA Site

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsors this free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

This is Free and Easy Service

“I highly recommend students take advantage of this free service. It’s an easy process, and they need only a few items plus a little time to file their tax returns,” said Michael Catalano, certified volunteer tax preparer.

Catalano states individuals must bring a photo ID, social security card, and birthdates, along with any applicable paperwork such as W-2’s, pension/retirement plans, 1099’s, Affordable Care Act Provisions, or any income assistance documentation. “We can even set up a direct deposit for refunds, so be sure to bring bank account and routing numbers,” encouraged Catalano.

IntelliTec College of Pueblo has hosted a VITA site for the last seven years. “It’s an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a certified tax preparer and ask the questions you need to feel confident your taxes will be filed properly,” said Catalano.

One-On-One or Web Based Tax Prep

At select tax sites, taxpayers also have the option to prepare their own basic federal and state tax return for free using Web-based tax preparation software with an IRS-certified volunteer to help guide you through the process.

VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country. To locate the nearest site near you, go to www.irs.gov and click on the VITA Locator Tool or call 800-906-9887. (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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How to Get Hired as a Computer Technician – Learn the Top 3 Traits Employers Are Looking For

Posted: March 23rd, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Learn the most valuable traits employers look for in a computer technician.

Learn the most valuable traits employers look for when hiring a Computer Technician. If these are traits you have, then think about getting your hands-on training in the Computer Network Systems Technician program at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, CO.

Employers in the Information Technology industry highly value educated, trained and skilled workers, but that alone will not get you hired in the Computer Technician field.

Rick Butler, the Computer Network Systems Technician Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, shares the top 3 personal and professional traits that a computer technician needs to be successful in the computer technology industry.

Top 3 Personal and Professional Traits for Success as a Computer Technician

  1. An uncommon passion for technology
  2. A commitment to personal excellence
  3. Natural researchers, analysts and problem-solvers

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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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IntelliTec College in Grand Junction Wears Red for Women’s Heart Health

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


IntelliTec of Grand Junction wears Red for Women's Heart Health.

IntelliTec of Grand Junction students and staff wear Red for Women’s Heart Health.

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction students, staff and faculty wore red on February 5th and 6th to show support and recognition for women’s heart health. 

IntelliTec College is always on the search for worthy causes to recognize. This is the second year that the Grand Junction campus has participated in this particular cause and it will continue to be an annual day of recognition.

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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College Students in Grand Junction Volunteer at Red Cross Safety Fair

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


Grand Junction students participate in Mesa Hall Safety Fair.

Local Grand Junction technical college students participate in Mesa Mall Safety Fair.

Approximately 8 students from IntelliTec College in Grand Junction participated in the Mesa County Red Cross Safety Fair on February 5th and 6th.

The Mesa County Safety Council and Mesa Mall co-hosted this event featuring over 25 booths showcasing fun and educational ways for kids, mainly 2nd through 4th graders, to stay safe at home and school.

IntelliTec students volunteered on both days from 9am-3pm and specifically helped kids with interactive computer safety, games and activities.

This is the 2nd year the Grand Junction campus has been involvement with this event, which stemmed from involvement with the Grand Valley Health Fair.

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 in Grand Junction Will Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day and Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Posted: March 17th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


cerebral palsy

Take part in Cerebral Palsy recognition and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green on March 17th!

 

On March 17th, IntelliTec College in Grand Junction will recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness while wearing green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. National Cerebral Palsy Recognition Day is actually March 25th, but due to Spring Break, the Grand Junction campus will be recognizing it along with St. Patrick’s Day. All students and staff are encouraged to wear green in recognition of both days.

Help the Cause

The Tec Café will be selling cupcakes decked out with the green Cerebral Palsy recognition ribbon. All proceeds from these cupcakes will be donated to Cerebral Palsy research.

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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It’s Never Too Late to Go Back To School or College and Earn Your Degree

Posted: March 17th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Adult students are the fastest growing educational demographic

Adults returning to college are no longer considered “non-traditional” students.

News Statistics on Adults Going to College

Adults are enrolling in college in increasing numbers to help further or even kick-start their careers. In fact, so many adults are returning to college that they are no longer considered “non-traditional” students.

Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education illustrate that adult students are the fastest growing educational demographic, and the numbers in this category continue to grow.

  • Students 22 or older – 58%
  • Students 25 or older – 40%
  • Students attending two-year technical trade schools or community colleges – 40%
  • Students attending college part-time – 40%

Success Tips – Family Support Helps Create a Smooth Transition When Adults Go Back-to-School

In order to make the smoothest transition to include a new study schedule, adults returning to school should take care to gain the support of their current network.

A spouse, children and even a current employer can play a significant role in the success of an adult learner.

  • Talk with your spouse – Both spouses need to support any decision to return to college. There will be a shift in responsibilities to accommodate the additional time devoted to going to classes, studying and preparing for exams
  • Include your network – Single parents can create a network of support consisting of friends and extended family and employers to help them achieve their goal of earning a degree. Do not be afraid to ask for help with important household considerations, such as childcare.
  • Make it a team effort – If you have children, recognize how much they love a sense of responsibility. Share your educational goals with them and help them understand how they can help you succeed. Group study sessions are one way to create a parent-child bond.
  • Plan ahead – List out your day-to-day household responsibilities: chores, meals, childcare, children’s activities and exercise routines. Make a plan for a change in the division of tasks while you are in school. Get everyone involved – spouses, children, extended family and friends – to understand their role.
  • Examine the family budget – How will the cost of college affect the family budget? What loans, grants or other monies will you need to pay for college and living expenses? There are many options to help pay for school today. Meet with financial advisors at your college to determine what makes the most sense for you.
  • Think about your current lifestyle –Returning to school is a big commitment. It will require a change in your time allocation to other activities in your life. If you have been out of school for a while, recognize that getting back into the habit of studying will likely take a focused effort on the part of the entire household.

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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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Technical School in Pueblo Offers Free Tax Preparation for Students and Community

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


Free Tax Preparation Means an Immediate Savings Before Even Filing Taxes

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Pueblo, Colorado – IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers are currently providing free basic tax preparation from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. every Friday at IntelliTec College of Pueblo through April 15, 2015. Appointments are available on a first come/first served basis, and appointments generally run 15 – 30 minutes.

IntelliTec College Pueblo Campus hosts free VITA Site tax preparation

Enjoy free basic tax preparation with no appointment necessary through April 15, 2015 at IntelliTec College of Pueblo

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsors this free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

This is a Free and Easy Service

“I highly recommend students take advantage of this free service. It’s an easy process, and they need only a few items plus a little time to file their tax returns,” said Michael Catalano, certified volunteer tax preparer.

Catalano states individuals must bring a photo ID, social security card, and birthdates, along with any applicable paperwork such as W-2’s, pension/retirement plans, 1099’s, Affordable Care Act Provisions, or any income assistance documentation. “We can even set up a direct deposit for refunds, so be sure to bring bank account and routing numbers,” encouraged Catalano.

IntelliTec College of Pueblo has hosted a VITA site for the last seven years. “It’s an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a certified tax preparer and ask the questions you need to feel confident your taxes will be filed properly,” said Catalano.

One-On-One or Web-Based Tax Preparation

At select tax sites, taxpayers also have the option to prepare their own basic federal and state tax return for free using Web-based tax preparation software with an IRS-certified volunteer to help guide you through the process.

VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country. To locate the nearest site near you, go to www.irs.gov and click on the VITA Locator Tool or call 800-906-9887. (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’s Career Service Advisors Learn “A Strategic Approach to Hiring Veterans” to Share with Local Employers

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


Colorado Organizations Share Strategies and Recruiting Tools to Help Businesses Find Skilled Military Veteran Workers

Businesses learn specific strategies to recruit and hire military veterans

IntelliTec’s education and job training programs  help develop veteran’s skills once they join the civilian workforce. Image credit: bing.com

As more and more soldiers transition from the armed forces to the private sector, businesses are committed to putting those experienced military veterans to work. Employers and service members benefit as the demand increases for disciplined and skilled workers.

The training event, “Why Hire a Veteran: Value a Veteran Brings to Your Company”, was held on February 26, 2015. 

Three Colorado organizations teamed up to encourage local companies and nonprofits to hire veterans: The Pikes Peak Workforce Center  partnered with the Small Business Development Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center to host the day-long event.

Attending employers learned recruiting tools and company strategies to maximize veteran hiring best practices.

Attendees learned strategies to help companies develop the right network and community partners to locate highly qualified and educated, job-ready veterans

“We plan to share these ideas with our employers. They may not know of our military veteran vocational training,” said Joanie Johnston, Career Services manager for IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

“We [IntelliTec] have a number of students who fall into these categories. Knowing and sharing the resources available to them will help us better assist both our employers and students/graduates,” explained Johnston.  

Johnston would like to see even more companies turning to IntelliTec College as one of those resources where job-training programs for military veterans prepares them for the civilian workforce.   (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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Shorter Program Lengths in Technical Trade Schools Allow for More Time in Your Career

Posted: March 9th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Time plays a factor in college choice.

See how much time you can save by choosing a Technical Trade School vs. a 4 year college.

A program/degree at a technical trade school takes much less time to complete than one at a traditional college. Less time spent in the classroom allows for more time making money in your career.

Degree Program Length: Time it takes to complete a Technical Trade School Degree vs. a Bachelor’s Degree

“A bachelor’s degree typically takes four years of study, which means that people who enter the workforce after receiving their bachelor’s degree aren’t doing so until age 22. That shaves some years off of a person’s career.”

-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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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)

 

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


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 – a technical trades school 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.”

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

“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.” (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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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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