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IntelliTec College Offers Automotive Technician Training in Albuquerque at New Campus

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


Automotive Technician Degree Program Features Light Diesel Training, Snap-on Tools, and ASE Certification Preparation

IntelliTec College opens campus in Albuquerque, NM

New IntelliTec College campus in Albuquerque, NM offers Automotive Technician training at 12,000 sq.ft. facility

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Albuquerque, New Mexico – IntelliTec College will begin offering Automotive Technician training at its new campus located at 5001 Montgomery Blvd, Suite A24 (behind Burlington Coat Factory) in Albuquerque, NM. Classes began on August 24, 2015, with morning and evening classes available Monday – Thursday. Graduates of the program will earn their Associate of Occupational Studies degree, which is designed to take only 18 months to complete. Call 1-800-724-9636 to enroll or request additional information.

IntelliTec Students Train “Under the Hood” Everyday, Beginning with the First Class

“We offer open lab time (shop time) every day, where students can get additional assistance, practice a new skill, or work on a project. The goal of our program is to produce excellent automotive technicians in a market clamoring for properly trained people,” according to Wayne Zellner, Campus Director.

Jim Gore, who comes to IntelliTec with almost 30 years of experience in the automotive industry (which includes multiple ASE Certifications), is supervising the program. His background as a technician, foreman, plant manager and instructor makes him uniquely qualified to supervise the shop and work with students in the classroom.

The 12,000 sq. ft. automotive training facility hosts six classrooms and four service bays outfitted with brand new Snap-On equipment. The bays are designed to teach students to diagnose and repair a number of automotive issues such as transmissions, electrical, steering and braking systems, suspension, balancing tires, and lube and oil.

Employers Demand Qualified and Skilled Automotive Technicians

Well-qualified automotive technicians use their experience and problem-solving skills to analyze problems, and the demand for advanced technical training is greater than ever. KnowYourParts.com indicates, “New powertrain technologies, hybrids, infotainment systems, electric powered vehicles and advanced engine design are just a few of the issues today’s technicians face everyday.” 

Students Benefit from Engine Repair Training, Snap-on Partnership, and ASE Certification Preparation

Students will learn hands-on repair and diagnosis of diesel powered equipment, light-duty consumer trucks and diesel engines, and various manufacturers’ engines. The program emphasizes general automotive repair training such as auto electronics, engine design, steering, suspension, brakes, transmissions, and power accessories.

They will train with Snap-on tools and receive a toolset and tool chest upon graduation. IntelliTec’s Snap-on certified instructors teach students to use Snap-on’s diagnostic platforms, which makes them more marketable to employers who use Snap-on tools.

Zellner stresses, “We put all our efforts into training ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Automotive Technicians. We are proud to be the only school in New Mexico with this focus.”

 The average ASE certified technician has the equivalent of two years of an advanced engineering education. IntelliTec’s Automotive Technology program offers ASE certification preparation in four test areas:

  1. Brakes
  2. Engine repair
  3. Electrical/electronic systems
  4. 609-Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

Job Placement Assistance and Accreditation

Career Services advisors help IntelliTec students and alumni prepare for today’s competitive job market with specific job search strategies. They guide students and graduates on a wide range of job placement skills from writing effective cover letters to improving interviewing techniques.

According to Stacey Snyder, Associate Vice President of Admissions & Marketing, “We strongly encourage our students to contact our Career Services Department for job placement assistance. It’s an ongoing service, with students receiving guidance developing professional skills such as resume writing, interviewing, and networking.”

IntelliTec College, Albuquerque, is accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges), approved by the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, Private Postsecondary Schools (PPS) Division and has made application for Veteran’s educational benefits certification.

Financial Aid Services

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact representatives to create a personalized financial plan and make funding education affordable.

About IntelliTec Colleges

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

 

CONTACTS:

Wayne Zellner

Campus Director

IntelliTec College in Albuquerque

wzellner@intellitec.edu

(505) 818-8570

 

Jesse Stalker

Admissions Representative

IntelliTec College in Albuquerque

jstalker@intellitec.edu

(505) 818-8570

 

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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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Pueblo Cosmetology Students Produce Matrix Videos for Chance at $5,000 Matrix Scholarship

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


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Students from the Cosmetology department at IntelliTec College of Pueblo have been putting together Matrix Videos of their own making to be submitted for a chance to win a $5,000 Matrix Imagine, All You Can Be scholarship.

Video submissions must be made by July 31st and winners will be chosen at a later date.  

Cosmo videos

Beauty school students in Pueblo make their own Matrix videos for a chance at a $5,000 Matrix scholarship. Deadline is July 31st, 2015.

  • Once the videos are submitted they will be loaded to YouTube for viewing.
  • These videos may help students with future employment opportunities: 

“It could show work performed, production skills, presentation, incentives and a unique insight into the candidate”, comments Cosmetology Program Supervisor Peggy Gunther.

Additional Cosmetology News

The Cosmetology program recently took part in a Style Link product launch, featuring three different products. Attendees of this launch event included:

  • Tom Patton, Headlines Matrix artist
  • Pam Huber, Salon Centric representative

Contact the Cosmetology program at IntelliTec College in Pueblo for more information.

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 CEO Personally Delivers Diesel Truck to Pueblo Campus for Hands-On Automotive Technician Training

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


New Diesel Truck donated by IntelliTec's own CEO, Mike Shranz.

New Diesel Truck delivered to the Auto Dept. by IntelliTec’s own CEO, Mike Schranz.

Earlier this year, IntelliTec College CEO Mike Schranz personally delivered a black diesel truck as a surprise addition to the automotive department in Pueblo, Colorado. The truck came on the last day of the term as the students were cleaning up the shop and preparing for their end of term pot luck.

Mr. Schranz arrived at the campus along with a large diesel truck and announced, “Here is your new truck for the diesel program.” Automotive Technology Program Supervisor Jason Ontiveros commented, “My jaw dropped, and I had a smile from ear to ear –  I was super excited for the delivery that was made.” 

Artie Loredo, one of the Automotive Technician program students, decided to purchase sodas, steaks, hot links and tortillas to cook on his authentic Mexican style grill for all the students and staff. No one knew that the truck was coming. Mr. Schranz and some others joined in on the BBQ, and the diesel truck was brought around for the students to see. 

The diesel truck is a great training tool for the Automotive students. They are learning hands-on how a diesel truck runs and how to perform the preventative maintenance needed to keep it running. Light diesel engine repair is part of the Automotive Technician curriculum at IntelliTec College in Pueblo as well as at the Albuquerque and Grand Junction campuses.

Learn more about IntelliTec’s Automotive Technician program today!

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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Check Out IntelliTec’s Car at Friday Night Drag Racing in Pueblo

Posted: July 24th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


FND_Logo“IntelliTec sponsored car takes home Winner’s Trophy July 17″, Congratulations,  Chris Harshbarger and Team!

Join IntelliTec at Pueblo Motorsports Park on Friday nights! See Jason Ontiveros at the Automotive facility to sign up for a free pass to get in! 
Pictured is IntelliTec’s sponsored race car, driven by Chris Harshbarger. 
Car 1 Car 2 Car 3 Car 4

Contact IntelliTec College in Pueblo for more information about the Automotive Program.

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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Support Three Great Causes at IntelliTec’s 2015 Car Expo this Saturday in Pueblo

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


Remember to come out to IntelliTec College in Pueblo’s annual car expo on July 18th from 9am to 2pm at the Automotive facility, located at 713 E Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Support three great causes while checking out some cool cars and voting for your favorite one.

Pbl Auto show flyer 2015

Contact IntelliTec College in Pueblo for more information.

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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Enjoy Free Admission and Family Activities While Supporting Local Charities at IntelliTec’s 2015 Fundraising Car Expo in Pueblo

Posted: July 15th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Vote on Your Favorite Street Rod, Hot Rod, Motorcycle, Low Rider or other Exotic Vehicle this Saturday, July 18th from 9am – 2pm

Join the fun with free admission to the 2015 IntelliTec College Fundraising Car Expo on Saturday, July 18th, 9 am - 2 pm

Join the fun with free admission to the 2015 IntelliTec College Fundraising Car Expo, 713 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West on Saturday, July 18th, 9 am – 2 pm

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Pueblo, Colorado – IntelliTec College’s annual Fundraising Car Expo raises money for deserving charities in the Pueblo area and offers a lot of fun for the whole family along the way. This year’s event appeals to both the car enthusiast and the child in everyone.

“Our goal has always been to raise money for local charities, and this year we’ve expanded our fundraising efforts to include The Posada House, The Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo, and the YMCA of Pueblo,” states Jason Ontiveros, Automotive Technician Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College of Pueblo “But this year we’re adding a lot more activities the whole family can enjoy,” he adds.  

10 Classes of Cars and Motorcycles on Display at Fundraising Event

The annual Car Expo will be held at IntelliTec’s Automotive facility, 713 E. Spaulding, Pueblo, CO (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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Don’t Miss IntelliTec’s 2015 Fundraising Car Expo in Pueblo this Saturday

Posted: July 13th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Don’t miss IntelliTec College in Pueblo’s annual car expo on July 18th from 9am to 2pm at the Automotive facility, located at 713 E Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Enjoy refreshments and fun activities while checking out a variety of cool cars. Vote for your favorite!

Pbl Auto show flyer 2015

Contact IntelliTec College in Pueblo for more information.

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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Western Slope Employers Demanding Skilled HVAC/Refrigeration Techs Find Qualified Grads at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

Posted: July 7th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


The Refrigeration & HVAC Technician associate (occupational) degree program at IntelliTec College of Grand Junction is successfully filling the strong local demand for skilled technicians in this trade

Job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training at an accredited technical school or through an apprenticeship

With projections of newer system installations and maintenance on the
rise, IntelliTec College HVAC graduates can expect increased employment
opportunities

Press Release – For Immediate Release

HVAC industry employers on the western slope are clamoring for graduates of this program, which launched in January of 2015. Currently, no other colleges offer HVAC/R training within 300-miles of the Grand Junction area.

On average, it takes approximately 18 months of training to complete the specialized HVAC/R training.  While enrolled, students begin valuable on-the-job training with apprenticeships. Nate Jones, HVAC/R Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College explains, “A number of students are already apprenticing with local employers. They are able to work in entry-level positions, which only further helps them prepare to sit for certifications.”

“We’re proud and excited for the future of the students of the HVAC/R program. This very strong industry continues to hire faster than what can be filled in this gaping market,” said Jones.

IntelliTec’s HVAC/R Program Only One Between Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City

Marty Roberts of 2H Mechanical in Grand Junction is all too aware of the current high demand and the scarcity of technicians. He fears the shortage of trained HVAC technicians is reaching crisis level, “The lack of technicians nationwide affects our entire infrastructure, placing the country in jeopardy of losing an indispensible industry.”

“Our lead HVAC technician visited the new IntelliTec College HVAC facility, and he was impressed with the training and modern equipment. This program is exactly what’s needed in this area,” said Bishop’s Plumbing co-owner, Kristen Davis, of Glenwood Springs, CO.

Employers in Colorado and Utah are excited about the HVAC/R technician training in the Grand Valley and are currently contacting IntelliTec College seeking skilled graduates. Employers include: (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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Attend IntelliTec College’s 2015 Fundraising Car Expo in Pueblo

Posted: July 6th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


IntelliTec College in Pueblo will be hosting their annual car expo on July 18th from 9am to 2pm at their Automotive facility, located at 713 E Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Pbl Auto show flyer 2015

Proceeds from this event will benefit:

  • Posada of Pueblo, who work to secure community services and housing for those in need.
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club, who enable young people in the community to reach their full potential.
  • YMCA, who promote caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
This event is open to the public and free to attend.
  • Attendees can enjoy food, a bounce house, dunk tank, chair massage, parts and swap meet, a car wash and more.
  • Votes can be placed for your favorite vehicle/s at any of the various vendor booths.

Contact

IntelliTec College in Pueblo for more information about the 2015 Car Expo.

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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Save $10 on Race Entry for “Big Dog Brag” Mud Run in Pueblo this Saturday

Posted: July 6th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Boot Camp Flyer

Don’t forget to register for the Big Dog Brag Mud Run this Saturda July 11th!

Register for the run at bigdogbrag.com and use the code BIGDOG10 to save $10 on your entry fee. 

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 Sponsors the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Posted: June 24th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


The 2015 Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will be held on June 28, 2015
IntelliTec College is again a sponsor of this years hill climb. Check out this cool video of the full course!

Also, be sure to stop by IntelliTec’s booth at Fanfest this Friday night in downtown Colorado Springs!

For more information

For more information contact IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

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 is Offering 4 Weeks of Free Training for the Big Dog Brag Mud Run

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


Boot Camp Flyer

 

The Personal Training Department at IntelliTec’s Pueblo Campus is offering a 4 week training boot camp for anyone wanting to get ready for the Big Dog Brag Funner Mud Run. You must be officially registered for the Run to sign up for the boot camp.

Boot Camp Schedule

  • Dates: June 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and July 2, 7, 9.
  • Session 1: 7:30am to 8:30am
  • Session 2: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Save $10 on training with code: BIGDOG10

How to get started

Register at Bigdogbrag.com for the July 11th run. Training will take place at the IntelliTec Pueblo campus at 3673 Parker Blvd. Pueblo, CO. Call IntelliTec College in Pueblo at 719-542-3181 to reserve your spot for the boot camp.

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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Robin Rusovick Scored a Brand New Tablet at IntelliTec’s Open House in Pueblo

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


Lucky tablet winner Robin Rusovick.

Lucky tablet winner Robin Rusovick.

Robin Rusovick was the lucky winner of a brand new Android tablet at IntelliTec College of Pueblo‘s recent Open House. All she had to do was attend the open house and enter her name into the prize drawing. Simple as that.

Congratulations Robin!

For More Information

Contact IntelliTec College in Pueblo for more information about the school and it’s programs.

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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Career Advancement for Computer Technicians: ACM Membership Benefits

Posted: June 2nd, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


CNST students: Join ACM and receive numerous career enhancing benefits.

Computer Techs: Join the ACM and receive numerous career enhancing benefits.


Are you a computer technician, working to become one or thinking of pursuing computer technician training? If so, you should look into becoming a member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). The benefits of being a part of this organization are immense.

This article will cover:

  • What is the Association for Computer Machinery?
  • Learn the Benefits of an ACM Membership
  • Find Out How You Can Become an ACM Member

What is the Association for Computer Machinery?

The Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) is one of the largest educational and scientific computing societies. They are dedicated to the advancement of computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides a premier digital library, leading-edge publications, conferences and career resources.

All ACM Members must dedicate themselves to the ACM purpose (List from www.acm.org):

  • Advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology
  • Fostering the open interchange of information to serve both professionals and the public; and
  • Promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.

Learn the Benefits of an ACM Membership

There are a plethora of benefits that come along with being a member of the Association of Computer Machinery. Being part of a large community of technical professionals is one of the most important aspects of this society. It allows for like-minded individuals to come together for a common goal.

The Computer Network Systems Technician program instructor at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs and ACM liaison, Mr. Adrian Silvia-Flosi, has provided a list consisting of what he considers to be some of the best benefits of being an ACM member:

  • Gain real world work experience though working on computers from the community. 
  • Enhance knowledge of topics covered in class by utilizing the skills in real situations with real clients and projects.
  • Strengthening team work abilities by working closely with other students to achieve a goal.
  • Participate in student activities such as game days, lunch meetings and weekend community events.
  • Gain a wider vision of the industry by talking to representatives from key companies like AMD, Intel, and NVidia. 
  • Have access to the industry Periodical and ACM library

In addition to the aforementioned benefits, members of the ACM also gain timely access to relevant information through:

  • The ACM Digital Library
  • A full year (12 issues) electronic subscription to Communications of the ACM
  • A full-year (4 issues) subscription to XRDS: Crossroads
  • Complimentary e-mentoring services from MentorNet  
  • A full-year electronic subscription to monthly MemberNet and quarterly Student Quick Takes
  • A full-year subscription to TechNews
  • A full-year subscription to CareerNews
  • Acmqueue website
  • Access to Ubiquity and eLearn
  • Discounts on subscriptions to ACM journals, magazines, books, and conferences
  • A free email forwarding address with spam filtering
  • Special Discounts and access to valuable products and services through ACM’s Insurance and Discounts and Special Offers Programs 
  • Free access to software and courseware through the ACM Student Academic Initiative

Members can also take advantage of the vast array of networking opportunities that being a part of ACM garners.

  • Over 100,000 highly dedicated student and professional peers
  • ACM’s Career & Job Center
  • The opportunity to join one or more of ACM’s Special Interest Groups in 37 specialty areas of IT
  • The opportunity to join one of more than 500 ACM Student Chapters worldwide
  • Unique volunteering opportunities to gain hands-on experience and knowledge of the marketplace

(Access to relevant information and networking opportunities lists from www.acm.org)

Find Out How You Can Become an ACM Member

It takes less than 5 minutes to become a member of ACM and it’s as easy of logging onto your computer.

  1. Simply go to http://www.acm.org/.
  2. Click on membership and then student membership.
  3. Choose from 4 student memberships.
  4. Fill out the form and pay the fee (from $19, $42 or $62).

And voila! Now you can start to enjoy all the awesome benefits of an ACM membership.

Sources

“Student Membership.” Association for Computing Machinery. ACM, Inc., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015. http://www.acm.org/membership/student/student-toc.

Adrian Silvia-Flosi IntelliTec, Computer Network Systems Technician Program Supervisor, IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, 719-373-1690. http://www.intelliteccollege.com/career-training-programs/technical-trades/computer-network-technician.php.

 

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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3 Secrets to Landing an Entry Level Job in Today’s Competitive Market

Posted: May 21st, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Knowing a company’s culture helps you understand what they are looking for in an employee) Image credit: http://latinlink.usmediaconsulting.com

Knowing a company’s culture helps you understand what they are looking for in an employee. Image credit

Learn the Little-Known Steps to Take Before an Interview that Leave Employers Impressed

Most students know about creating professional resumes and a cover letter. However, many students don’t know how to “prepare” for that entry-level position they want.

The good news is that there are additional ways to increase your chances of landing that job after graduation.

Follow These 3 Easy – but Highly Effective – Steps to Stand Out From Others When Competing for that Entry-Level Position

Step #1 – Research the Company

Research a company’s website and their social media (Twitter, Facebook and Linked In pages) offers a wealth of information about the company’s history, mission, and so much more.

Being fully prepared keeps you from drawing a blank on the trickier questions Image credit: http://www.iheartcabincrew.com

Being fully prepared keeps you from drawing a blank on the trickier questions.
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Step #2 – Do a Trial Run and Rehearse Talking Points 

Complete a full dress rehearsal with your interview outfit.

Then stand before a mirror to watch how you look when both answering and asking potential interview questions.

Step #3 – Map it Out

Don’t take any chances of arriving late. Double check the address and use Google maps or MapQuest to ensure you know how to get there and how much time it will take. Then build in an extra 15 minutes just to be safe.

Today’s Take-Away

It takes seven seconds to make a first impression. Arriving rushed or even worse, arriving late, tells a potential boss you don’t care enough about the job to arrive on time  Image credit: http://www.webmonkey.com

It takes seven seconds to make a first impression. Arriving rushed or even worse, arriving late, tells a potential boss you don’t care enough about the job to arrive on time.
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  • Before the interview, gather as much information about the employer and the company from the company’s website.
  • Follow the company’s Twitter account and check out their Facebook page to get an idea of their company culture.
  • Double-check the address for the interview, and Google map how to get there – whatever you do, don’t be late!
  • Practice your answers before you go.

 

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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10 Ways College Students Can Stay Motivated During Summer

Posted: May 18th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


The Sunny Weather May Call You Outdoors, But Your Best Bet is to Stay Focused on the Books

As the days get a little longer, and the sun shines brighter, it becomes harder and harder to stay focused on school. The dog days of summer battle with temperature controlled classrooms, and the warm days tempt you to set aside your academic efforts and give you reasons to play in the sunshine.

Warm days make classrooms and studying challenging

Summer can wreak havoc on motivation levels. Here are 10 tips to help you get through those dog days of summer. (Image Credit)

Here are 10 simple ways you can commit to your academic goals – even during the summer months!

1. Stay on Top of It – Although you may want to slow things down and maybe even take a break, this is the time to power through it. Losing focus now does more than slow you down in the summer; it could put you behind when you make the transition into the fall.

2. Keep a List – Take a moment to jot things down that you need to get done from day-to-day. Work your way slowly through the list at a manageable pace. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall short, just add any incomplete tasks to the next day’s list. (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 Career Services Advisor Speaks at Medical Conference

Posted: May 14th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


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Medical Assisting Career Services Advisor Yolanda Moore from IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs speaks on motivation at AMT conference in April 2015.

Yolanda Moore Shares Motivational Tips at Rocky Mountain State Society of American Medical Technologists

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs Career Services Advisor Yolanda Moore recently spoke to members and invited guests at the Rocky Mountain State Society of American Medical Technologist (AMT) conference held April 11th. 

Moore’s eight years of experience working with medical graduates and the medical community, as well as her reputation as an optimistic career advisor, made her a fitting choice as presenter of this part of the conference.

This year’s AMT conference included:

  • Medical professionals who addressed coding and billing changes
  • Advances in allergy medications
  • Diabetes I & II management
  • General health issues for Colorado families.

Moore conveys motivational tips and ways to encourage people to think and act positively.

“I try my best to motivate people to remain positive and respond accordingly, no matter the circumstance,” Moore says.

Change, for example can be frightening, particularly when choosing a totally new direction. But when “we understand that taking control and preparing for change is empowering, suddenly that change is not as frightening, particularly if we face it with a positive attitude,” explains Moore.

Moore recommends 4 simple ways to reduce stress.

These tips will help you remain productive, organized, and ultimately confident.

  1. Plain your day by making and keeping a schedule.
  2. Create a to do list with the most important task listed first.
  3. Take time to relax during your lunch hour. This will allow you to rest your mind and regroup for the remainder of the day.
  4. Keep your work/study area clean and organized. It will help declutter your mind to allow you to complete tasks in a timely manor. 

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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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Last Day to Sign Up! 4 Weeks of FREE Race Training for the “Big Dog Brag” Mud Run – June 6th, 2015 in Colorado Springs

Posted: May 12th, 2015   |   Author: admin


Big Dog Brag - the Funner Mud Run - Colorado Springs - Race is June 6. FREE Training 4Week Boot Camp starts Tuesday May 12 at IntelliTec

Call 719-632-7626 by Tuesday May 12th for your FREE 4-wk TRAINING BOOT CAMP for the Mud Run – Tuesdays and Thursdays with the Personal Trainers at IntelliTec College

Race Day – Saturday June 6th, 2015

What a GREAT opportunity to train and get ready together and then celebrate at the BIGDOGBRAG as a team!!

IntelliTec Race training starts TUESDAY, MAY 12th, 2015

  • 4 weeks of FREE TRAINING
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays with a personal trainer…when folks are signed up for the Big Dog Brag
  • SIGNUP TODAY!: Call IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs at 719-632-7626 to reserve your spot…limited spots available!

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Technical Trades Schools Turnout Highly Skilled Grads that Employers Need to Replace Large Population of Retiring Baby Boomers

Posted: May 11th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Trades schools can train high school grads for rewarding careers quickly with job-specific training.

Technical trades grads in high demand

Rewarding technical trades jobs that are in demand with the most opportunities don’t
require an expensive degree. Image credit

For many high school graduates, especially those anxious about attending college after graduation, vocational training at a technical trades school can be the perfect choice.

The decision to attend a technical trade school is all about choosing and then following a career path. Vocational education normally focuses graduates toward a career, thanks to job specific training resources for in-demand careers. With a career plan in mind, vocational schools can help with the transition from high school grad to professional quickly with job-specific training.

Skilled, technical trades jobs are in high demand more than ever now

With so many high school grads choosing college over trades, the shortage of skilled workers continues to grow. There are currently 3.9 million job openings, many in social assistance and health care, (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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See If You Have What It Takes to Become a High Performance Engine Building Technician

Posted: May 8th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


High Performance Engine Building Requires More Than Simple Automotive Tuning

High performance engine repair requires knowledge and understanding of engine mechanics

Learn how to work on high performance engines in the Automotive Technician training program at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs
today. (Image credit)

What Do High Performance Engine Builders Do?

Automotive technicians who specialize in high performance engines diagnose, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain engines of vehicles used in national and local car races or private pleasure driving.

Find Out If You Have the Desire and Talent Needed to Become a Successful High Performance Engine Technician

Individuals with an appreciation for high-speed and high performance vehicles with a strong attention to detail should look closely into automotive training courses, specifically, high performance engine building and repair.

This career path requires knowledge and understanding (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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