Porter Hospital Hosts 11 MedConnect Students during CareerX Event
On Tuesday, December 1st, Porter Hospital hosted 11 MedConnect students for an amazing CareerX industry exploration event. During the half day event, students went on medical rotations in Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Nursing and Physical Therapy. The Porter Hospital staff went out of their way to ensure GWHS MedConnect students had hands on opportunities throughout the day. We cannot wait to go back for more!
Students experiencing rotations in Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy
MedConnect Students Excel During First CareerX Exploration Event
Over a two day period last week, almost 50 GWHS MedConnect students spent the day at Anschutz Medical Campus for their first CareerX Industry Exploration Event. While on campus, students were exposed to different nursing careers, learned how to use some industry equipment, practiced their suturing skills and had a panel discussion with various medical, dental and nursing students. It was a beneficial experience for all, and GWHS looks forward to the next CareerX event in December.
Denver Police Department will be holding an open house for any interested 12th Grader on November 23, 2015. ¬ The DPD Cadet Program is a great opportunity to get college paid for and enter into a career you will love! ¬ Click here¬ for more information.
21st Century Success Skills are essential skills that any person should possess to successfully transition from secondary education into the workforce and post-secondary education. ¬ Over the last two weeks, all GWHS CareerConnect students have taken the Precision Exams 21st Century Success Skills pre-assessment. ¬ In this memo¬ that all CareerConnect students read prior to taking the assessment, Mr. Geisel expressed the importance of being able to demonstrate proficiency in success skills to employers and institutions of higher learning alike. ¬ The GWHS CareerConnect staff will continue to model a success skill a week during¬ class to better prepare students for the certificated assessment some time in April. ¬ If you have any ¬ questions, please contact Mr. Geisel at email@example.com
Brian Vicente, managing¬ partner of¬ Vicente Sederberg LLC¬ recently visited GWHS’ Business Law CareerConnect course to present on his unique path to becoming an attorney. ¬ During his visit, Brian spoke specifically about success skills that he looks for when hiring attorneys, paralegals, policy experts or secretaries for the firm. ¬ Whether in the classroom or in the job, Brian stressed the importance of having passion for what you are interested in, being able to communicate effectively in writing without grammatical errors and to have a positive attitude, as¬ no task is too small. ¬ The CareerConnect Team cannot thank Brian enough for the great visit!
George Washington High School has a dedicated resource with all things job in CareerConnect Coordinator Ms. Jen Stoffel. ¬ Ms. Stoffel has regular office hours in Room 321, right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor. ¬ She can assist you with your job search, building a resume or preparing you for an interview. ¬ Don’t delay, see her today! ¬ Alternatively, you can¬ click here¬ to see the latest postings from the Goodwill Community Directory.
Little Feet Children’s Shoes is looking to hire a George student to complete their team. ¬ Check out their Hiring Flyer¬ for details and apply today!
George Washington High School CareerConnect students in all grades have improved their attendance 1.4% year over year through¬ the first 4 weeks of school. ¬ This is very promising news, as we look to instill the importance of attendance with all of our students to help prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and job expectations.
This area of the website is to serve as a resource for parents, guardians and family members to reference in helping their students develop necessary lifelong skills to be successful after high school.
The term “Soft Skills” is defined at the common-sense, everyday skills, like getting along with others, that help youth succeed in all aspects of life. ¬ Many work sills have benefits that extend beyond the work place. ¬ Learning work skills can contribute to a youth’s ability to function independently in the community, have positive experiences in post-secondary education, and thrive in social situations. ¬ There are several strategies available to families to help their youth develop necessary work skills.
Work readiness skills, which include “Soft Skills,” fall into four categories.
- Communication Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Decision Making Skills
- Lifelong Learning Skills
September 16, 2015
What You Can Do
Is texting shaping the writing style of your youth? ¬ According to this July 2015 article¬ , texting and social media are having an adverse effect on youth’s ability to communicate in work skill situations such as interviewing for a job with business ¬ leaders. ¬ At home, keep an eye out on your student’s writing style and make sure that he or she understands that it is important to use correct punctuation, complete sentences, and accurate spelling in other forms of written communication.
September 21, 2015
What You Can Do¬
Have your student practice sending thank you notes for appropriate occasions. ¬ Sending thank you notes is more than good manners, it also provides youth with a perfect opportunity to practice proper grammar and give careful consideration to exactly what they want to say.
October 6, 2015
What You Can Do
Bring a job application home or find one online and have your student fill it out. ¬ This will be an opportunity to see if your son or daughter needs help understanding written instructions in addition to seeing how your students talks about their skills and experiences.