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Technology Literacy: How The Right Technology Can Change Your Business

Tue, November 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Are you aware of all the great technology that will help transform your construction business? Spend some time with our experts in the field to learn about relevant software, virtual communication and using technology to develop bids and plans.

This is a two-day course. The course will be held on:

  • November 1, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • November 8, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

John Benjamin

Front Range Community College

John Benjamin has delivered training to a variety of companies and organizations in finance, project management, operations, successful leadership, crucial data decision making, critical thinking and problem solving. In addition to professor, trainer and international business coach – John spent several years as a project manager for both Woodward and GE, where John’s projects ranged from small hydropower plants to large gas turbine power plants. John has 30 years of experience leading teams as a project manager, sales manager, Global Product Manager, International General Manager, International Field Engineer and US Navy Nuclear Submariner.

Drew Rippel


Drew Rippel serves as vice president of the board of the HCC Contractor Academy and is the director of business development for the Denver office of Shrewsberry & Associates, a national DBE/MBE engineering consulting firm. Shrewsberry offers professional expertise and market-focused solutions in an expanding spectrum of disciplines to include civil engineering, water resources engineering, transportation engineering, aviation engineering, traffic engineering, roadway design, landscape architecture, utility coordination, permitting, construction inspection and administration, program management/construction management and owner’s technical representation. Rippel joined the HCC CA board in 2020. For over ten years, he has acted as a passionate advocate for small and diverse businesses and HCC Contractor Academy provides him a means for which to help our small partners learn and grow.

HCC Contractor Academy has formed a strategic partnership with Front Range Community College to offer college-level courses at a fraction of the cost. 

You’ll learn from seasoned instructors in an industry-graduate training program designed specifically for HCC Contractor Academy. These aren’t your typical one-off training classes. These courses are developed and taught by construction industry experts and cover topics that are critical to the growth and sustainability of contractors in Colorado. If you want to play with the big dogs, you need to learn from the best—and that means attending these courses!

This course is part of a series of 11 courses. The first five courses were offered in the spring of 2022, and the remaining six courses are being offered in the fall of 2022.

Thanks to a generous Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant as well as a sponsorship from the City and County of Denver Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO), each eight-hour course will be $150 and each four-hour course will be $100 (regularly $200).

Construction and construction-related service businesses are eligible to receive a scholarship for an additional 50% off course fees. Contact Lynn Vosler at 970-214-3362 or for more information.


Tue, November 1, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Front Range Community College
3645 W 112th Ave, Room C401
Westminster, CO 80031 United States
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