Work-Based Learning

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The Sky’s the Limit for United Airlines Interns

Fifteen Denver Public Schools (DPS) CareerConnect students are getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run an airport through a summer internship with United Airlines. “It’s very different from being on a plane and just seeing the flight...
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Mentoring Program Wraps Up for Fall

Anschutz Medical Campus sits on 230 acres of land, sees 1.7 million patient visits annually, and there are 21,000 employees. This campus is a mecca of scientific research, education, and care. And this semester, right in the center of all that activity,...
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Ping Identity & CareerCoach Students Celebrate Partnership

Students celebrated the wrap-up of their yearlong mentorship program with Ping Identity. Ping took on 12 CareerCoach students from Abraham Lincoln High School and worked with them as mentors to help the students discover potential career pathways, how...
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McKinstry Brings Engineering into the Classroom

John F Kennedy High School celebrated the completion of their first partnership with McKinstry, an engineering firm in Golden. McKinstry does consulting, construction, energy work, and facility services. But they especially thrive off giving back to local...
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Optiv Gives Students an Inside Look at Cyber Security

Students from West High School Thomas Jefferson High School got an inside look at the world of cyber security last week. Opiv helps businesses secure their data (like customers’ confidential information) but they also care about their community and...
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Soft Skills Training Prepares Students for Summer Internships

Interviewing for a job, handling difficult workplace situations, and writing professional emails aren’t skills that are typically taught in a classroom.  But on Saturday afternoon, dozens of Denver Public Schools CareerConnect students assembled to...
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CareerConnect Students Speak at Capitol

Students from DPS CareerConnect were invited to speak at the Colorado Capitol building this week as senators gathered to discuss a 10 bill package called Ready to Work that will help connect students with the business world more directly. This package...
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Meet Future Entrepreneur/Business Leader: Chigoziem

This is Chigoziem, or “Chigo” as his friends call him. Chigo goes to George Washington High School and is enrolled in the BusinessConnect program. Watch his story and see how he’s not only learning life skills that apply now, but...
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