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Marijuana training proposal faces CO House test

A marijuana proposal aimed at training people who work in medical marijuana businesses faces a test in Colorado’s Republican House. A House committee known for rejecting Democratic proposals planned Wednesday to consider a “responsible medical marijuana vendor” designation. The optional designation would allow pot shops to train employees in state marijuana regulation and how to… Continue Reading Marijuana training proposal faces CO House test

Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters. Fort Carson officials say they and… Continue Reading Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Nurses, computers scientists and retail sales people are in demand in Colorado. Those are the top three occupations with the most job listings, according to the Colorado Department of Labor. In Colorado, hospital employment has grown every year for the past 19 years with the most sought employees being registered nurses. And, there does not… Continue Reading Job openings are in health care, computers and retail

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CTS wins Fort Hood contract work $5 million

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Springs-based Combat Training Solutions has won a multi-year, $5 million contract to provide role players and foreign-language help at Fort Hood, Texas. The company will help replicate the combat environments in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program will support the 120th Infantry Brigade by providing program management and exercise support services for assigned Fort Hood soldiers… Continue Reading CTS wins Fort Hood contract work $5 million

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No need to cut training

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State, federal money  available for businesses When times get tough, creative business owners seek solutions to bolster their bottom lines — but cutting training budgets shouldn’t be one of them. Although companies in El Paso and Teller counties received $506,000 in grants during fiscal year 2009, $200,000 in state grant money went unclaimed last year.… Continue Reading No need to cut training

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It is not unusual during economic contraction for employers to cut their training programs for workers. These reductions are, at best, unwise and, at worst, dangerous. According to the “Maintenance Evangelist” Joel Leonard, a global advocate for maintenance training, “the postponing of maintenance training costs employers billions of dollars, both in accidents and machinery that… Continue Reading Before cutting training budget, consider the downsides

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