Welcome back CareerConnect! I want to begin by congratulating our GWHS CareerConnect CareerLaunch Intern participants. This summer saw 26 GWHS students intern with some of Denver’s leading employers such as Denver Health, Pinnacol Assurance, CO Veterans Home, Delta Dental, 1st Bank and DPS CareerConnect, all with incredibly positive results. In fact, 96% of CareerLaunch participants said they would recommend CareerLaunch to a peer! With results like that, I am ready to begin a second straight year of bringing exciting work-based opportunities to our students. Follow our GWHS CareerConnect Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gwhscc as new partners will be announced in the coming weeks.
Joining Sarah Ozee and Sam Barotz from GWHS BusinessConnect for the 2016-2017 school year is Mr. Greg Kaplan, who will be leading our MedConnect program. He brings his Biomedical passion to George Washington from Orlando, Florida and already has his students engaged in a crime scene investigation as part of Unit 1 in our new Project Lead The Way Principles of Biomedical Science class. This project based class will reinforce prior learning and prepare students for diverse opportunities in the medical science field.
As a reminder, please mark your calendar and visit the GWHS CareerConnect Team during Back To School Night on September 7th. We look forward to another engaging school year and preparing students for success in the college or career of their choosing. You can always find updates on our webpage at http://gwhs.dpsk12.org/careerconnect/ If you have any questions or would like to learn about opportunities to further support CareerConnect, please contact Gideon Geisel, Pathway Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-423-8609.