CareerConnect Round Up – April 25, 2019
United Airlines hosted nearly 40 9th graders for a Career X Job Exploration event. Students arrived at the United Airlines maintenance hangar, where they got an up close tour of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before it departed to Tokyo. Additionally, they were treated to a demonstration by the TSA K-9 unit for detecting explosives, before wrapping up their day in a career fair learning about the many different careers that exist with the airline at the airport. Thanks to United Airlines for giving our students this great experience!
We are thrilled to announce that rising junior Quinn Sweeney will become George Washington High School’s inaugural apprentice beginning in Fall 2019! Quinn is a two year Business Connect participant who self taught himself coding, applied for a Computer Science Apprenticeship, and secured a position with Pinnacol Assurance. Starting in August, Quinn will spend half his day at the high school taking core classes, and half his day working for Pinnacol and its new subsidiary, Cake, where he will learn the business, meet other apprentices, and continue to refine his coding skills. Quinn let us know that he is most excited to get real experience, and to network to meet people who do computer science for a living and can help advance his educational and career interests. Please congratulate Quinn when you see him! If you would like to learn more about Career Apprenticeships, please speak with Gideon Geisel, Pathway Director.