We know your time is valuable, so I promise this will always be a quick update of something interesting happening at Trinidad State. Expect to see it around the 10th of each month.
DECEMBER 5, 2017
Finals are just around the corner and then our Christmas Break! We'll catch you up on Trinidad State action in Just a Minute.
Unusual program graduates 25
Twice a year we hold a unique graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs which features an outdoor skills exhibition atop 30-foot utility poles. Our Rocky Mountain Line School jams 26 college credits into less than 16 weeks, turning out quality, entry level electrical line technicians. On graduation days in December and April they show their new skills to family, friends and potential employers. Invariably, more than one student is offered a job that day. That's followed by a traditional indoor ceremony where certificates are distributed. Last Friday, December 1, we launched 25 young men into a new world. Someday one of them might be the one who takes care of an electrical outage at your house.
Our students are already feeling the pressure of final exams, happening next week. We know they're looking forward to the end of the semester and a long Christmas break.
Colorado Gives Day is upon us
Colorado Gives Day unites all Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state's nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities online. The state's largest community giving movement has raised a total of $145.3 million since its inception in 2010.
As in past years, the Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation is participating in Colorado Gives Day. Please consider supporting the College through a gift to the Foundation - your generosity encourages and invigorates the success of our students.
Until next time,
Carmen M. Simone, Ph.D.
President, Trinidad State