For some, Community College Day offered a chance to start something new.
More than 1,200 community members attended the event April 11 at all four of Aims Community College’s campuses. The event offered more than 190, 90-minute long free sampler classes to the community. Aims celebrated National Community College Month with this special free event designed to give back to the community that supports them, according to a news release from Aims Community College.
More than 300 volunteers worked tirelessly to make the day a success, which was a beautiful spring afternoon at Aims Community College in Greeley, Fort Lupton, Windsor and Loveland. Community members took classes that ranged from “Growth Mindset” to “The Life of an Oil Well” to “How to Buy a Car” to “3D Printing” to “Weight Training” to “Beginning Excel” to “Welding” to “Firefighters 101” and so many more exciting topics, the release stated.
Many participants said they had great experiences. Some said they fell in love with flying after a successful landing of the Beech 1900 flight simulator or came away with a desire to write a personal narrative after taking “Scripting Your Future.” Some members of the community came for the entire afternoon, which began at 1 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m., in order to take advantage of as many classes as possible. Some had themes in mind such as personal growth and others were learning new skills, or just having fun. Many participants said they plan to continue taking classes at Aims, and others were excited just to gain a new skill and have a fun, the release stated.
With the rising costs of college and the expense of private classes and in many of the subjects offered on April 11, it was a great experience for all involved to work with experts to explore and learn something new with no expense, the release stated.
Aims President Marsi Liddell declared the event a great success and thanked all the volunteers and participants who made this-once-every-three-year event one to be remembered, the release stated.