CareerConnect Round Up – May 8, 2018
CareerConnect students have had a year full of positive and powerful engagement with industry and institutions of higher learning! Over the past two weeks, more than twenty students who have been engaged in the year-long CareerCoach Mentoring program with Anschutz Medical Campus and United Airlines presented their final projects during individual celebration events. Students presented their pathways to college and career success based on the guidance and conversations they had with their mentors over the school year. Many students reflected that because of the mentorship experience, they were now considering a different career than what they originally wanted to study.
CareerConnect has had fantastic support and collaboration from the City of Denver Offices of Economic Development and Workforce Services since our program’s inception three years ago. As part of this partnership, GWHS hosted the City of Denver Retail Partnership Monthly Meeting in the GW Library on Wednesday, May 9. Representatives from featured employers Elitch Gardens, Sheraton Denver, and Stonebridge Properties presented to CareerConnect and AVID students about career opportunities in the hospitality industry, skills that they look for in applicants, and ways to start applying for job openings as young as 16 years old. It was a engaging event, and demonstrated of the importance of having a strong relationship between industry professionals and George Washington High School.
Congratulations to the nearly forty students who recently participated in Skills Training to prepare for their summer CareerLaunch Internships. GWHS is also collaborating with West High School to send an additional five MedConnect students to a summer CNA program, where they will have the opportunity to earn their CO state licenses.
Thank you to all who have supported the CareerConnect program this year! Providing students with relevant partnerships and opportunities for engagement is what guarantees success in college and career. If you have any questions, please contact Pathway Director Gideon Geisel at firstname.lastname@example.org.