Colorado Northwestern Community College’s School-to-Work Program, Rangely ($30,000)
Nestled in the very northwest corner of the state, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) provides accessible, affordable, quality education to prepare learners to achieve their educational, workplace, and personal goals. The Northwest Regional Council’s 2009 grant funded the college’s school-to-work program, which exposed local students to higher education and gave them the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. The program reached students in rural communities including Hayden, Craig, Meeker, South Routt, and Rangely. The Northwest Regional Council continues to focus on education to prepare the next generation for success in careers and life by funding efforts to enhance character traits and skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity, and work ethic.
Regional Council Members
Chief Operating Officer and Trustee, El Pomar Foundation
Regent, University of Colorado
County Commissioner, Moffat County
President, Colorado Mesa University