On Friday, August 16th the IECRM community including members, non-members, students, alumni, and their friends and families attended the annual Back-to-School Open House and Ice Cream social at the Northglenn campus. Colleagues, families, and friends enjoyed food, drinks, ice cream, fun activities, and great prizes.
The Back to the Future theme provided the backdrop for the fun while Doc Brown and Marty McFly roamed the event entertaining guests and posing for photos.
Several tours were conducted of the campus and labs. It was a great opportunity to meet IECRM instructors, staff, students, and alumni as well as to learn about NEW benefits that will drive careers into the future.
Special guests Becky Takada-Tinker, president of CSU Global, and Jennifer O’Connor, Apprenticeship Manager at Emily Griffith Technical College, joined IECRM CEO Marilyn Stansbury to announce a newly formed partnership among the three organizations to provide greater educational opportunities and services to students seeking to pursue subsequent higher education upon completion of their electrical apprenticeship.
Students & Alumni learned more about the benefits and rewards of being an IECRM student/alumni including discounts offered to apprentices on tools, products, and services from vendors and affiliates as well as visit with representatives from Emily Griffith Technical College and CSU Global to learn how IECRM graduates earn college credits and how alumni can use college credits earned through the IECRM apprenticeship program toward a bachelor degree to expand their career potential.
A big thank you goes to Rexel USA for sponsoring the ice cream sundae station. Rexel supplied the delicious ice cream, fun toppings, and a crew to help out. What a great treat on a hot summer day!
Office Sensei sponsored a t-shirt making station that proved to be a Sensei-sensation craft activity for both the kids and adults. Adults and kids alike were able to create their very own designs and then have them transferred to a t-shirt that was ready-to-wear in an instant!
In all, it was a fun day with something for everyone. A big thanks to our Event Task Force members for the creative ideas that made this event a success:
Allan Matsuo, Matsuo Engineering
Bryan Beckett, Office Sensei
Cynthia Teekasingh, Rexel
Justin Garrison, Johnson Controls
Kelly Winslow, Milwaukee Tools
Nick Lovell, Outsource
Taylor Harpham, Magee Electric