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Emily Griffith Technical College Celebrates 100 Years of Opportunity

Friday, September 9, 2016

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Boasberg, DPS Board President Rowe and EGTC Executive Director Barratt open 60-year-old time capsules

Denver -- On September 9, 1916, Emily Griffith, an elementary school teacher with a vision, opened the doors to a place of learning for those who had no other, and she named it Opportunity School. Today, Emily’s unique and iconic institution celebrates a century of providing “opportunities...

Haircuts for Lily

Monday, June 27, 2016

Liliana “Lily” Rosales–Bricena, 18 years old and a recent graduate of Denver Public School’s DC-21 High School, was recently diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. In addition to her high school studies, Liliana was a concurrent enrollment student at Emily Griffith Technical College where she completed the Cosmetology certificate program and received her Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology License to practice in February. It was her hope and plan to be...

Auto Show at EGTC

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Join us at our Osage Campus for the First Annual Emily Griffith Technical College Car Show!

Car aficionados will not want to miss this unique showcase of Hot Rodders, 4x4s and classic cars at EGTC’s College of Trades and Industry. It is also a great opportunity to check out the state-of-the-art training facilities at Colorado’s largest public technical college, where students learn the art of collision repair and the science of automotive technology. Tours of the...

EGTC Earns National Accreditation for Practical Nursing Program

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) has achieved national programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its Practical Nursing Program. Accreditation distinguishes this nursing program from many others by assuring the highest quality of nursing education for students as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization means EGTC has met nationally recognized and rigorous...

Free Soup for Students on Emily's Birthday

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Today, February 10, a very special tradition will be observed at Emily Griffith Technical College and High School with free soup for hundreds of students. The celebration honors the rich history of the schools and the birthday of legendary founder of Denver’s iconic Opportunity School, Emily Griffith. The soup is prepared by the Culinary Arts students at EGTC. 

Emily Griffith was a Colorado visionary born on February 10 in the 1860s. This longstanding tradition of...


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