Making the Connection
Helping Youth Build Skills for Job Success In Everything We Do
Welcoming staff back to the building in late August, CareerConnect Pathway Director Gideon Geisel had the opportunity to present on the importance of “Soft Skills” in the classroom and how we all must model these skills in everything we do to help students better make the connection between behaviors at school and success on the job. Click to view the presentation: Making the Connection
The reality is that Colorado has an incredibly talented and competitive workforce. We rank 48th in the nation in jobs available to high school graduates and drop-outs, meaning everyone has a responsibility to ensure that our students are prepared with essential basic skills to take advantage of and gain access to post-secondary opportunities, whether that be the college, military, workforce or trade school. Preparing Patriots for Success is a classroom visual that was created to help teachers model and implement specific soft skills during lessons so that students are continuously exposed to workforce expectations.
Check back often for updates on how parents can implement and support Soft Skills’ Development in the home, which will further allow for students to see the importance of their behavior no matter the environment.
Getting Excited for CareerX Site Visits
This year at GWHS, we introduced two new CareerConnect programs, MedConnect and BusinessConnect. We are getting excited to take over 150 CareerConnect students to Anschutz Medical Center, Porter Hospital, Western Union and more to shadow professionals on the job. Check out this awesome video to learn more about CareerX opportunities!