flathead valley community college http://mtpr.org en Training A Gun Manufacturing Workforce http://mtpr.org/post/training-gun-manufacturing-workforce <p>Training a workforce for a growing gun manufacturing industry is the goal behind a new program at the Flathead Valley Community College. This fall, FVCC will offer a new Firearms Technology Certificate.</p><p>Fred Zeglin is coordinating the program. He said there are about 15-gun manufacturers in the Flathead, and he spoke with a number of them about what they’re looking for.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22472 at http://mtpr.org Training A Gun Manufacturing Workforce Montana's first "Makers Faire" http://mtpr.org/post/montanas-first-makers-faire <p>Inventors, practical science buffs, and “makers” of all kinds are invited to demonstrate their projects at an event called the Kalispell Mini Maker Faire.</p><p>The first Makers Faire happened in San Mateo, California in 2005. Now, it has featured more than 800-makers with nearly 110,000 attendees.</p><p>The World Maker Faire in New York has grown in three years to more than 500 makers with 55,000 attendees.&nbsp;</p><p>Public Services Librarian April Szuch said the one planned for Kalispell will be much smaller, a Mini Maker Faire. She says it’s the first of its kind in Montana.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:13:56 +0000 Katrin Frye 13230 at http://mtpr.org Montana's first "Makers Faire"