Advisory Boards

DPS CareerConnect is seeking industry professionals to advise our teachers and school leaders on the expansion of career programs across the district and to help link students with critical industry resources.

All school-based boards meet together in twice-annual summits.

Industry summits feature keynote addresses and panel discussions from Colorado’s most innovative companies and prestigious higher-education institutions.

DPS CareerConnect Advisory Councils

We're currently seeking industry professionals for the following programs.
BusinessConnect

Prepares graduates to become tomorrow’s business leaders. Courses may include introduction to business, web page design, marketing and entrepreneurship. Students may have the opportunity to receive postsecondary credit and industry recognized certification such as the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

The BusinessConnect Advisory Council meets in the fall and spring.

BusinessConnect Industry Summit-spring2017

CreativeConnect

As a leader in the creative industries, Colorado is the perfect place to connect DPS students with careers in the Arts. Courses include everything from graphic design to performing arts. Students may have the opportunity to receive postsecondary credit and industry recognized certifications such as Adobe Creative Suite.

The CreativeConnect Advisory Council meets in the fall and spring.

Spring 2016 CreativeConnect Summit Notes, Fall 2015 CreativeConnect Summit Notes

EngineeringConnect

Leverages national recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum to implement rigorous, project based classrooms to help create future problem solvers. Students from this program will have numerous opportunities for Post Secondary credit while still in high school and may even have the chance to receive preferential admissions to various engineering programs at Colorado Universities.

The EngineeringConnect Advisory Council meets in the fall and spring.

EngineeringConnect Industry Summit-spring2017

MedConnect

Prepares students for careers in fields that range from medical office assistants to nurses  to  lab technicians to athletic trainers. Classes may include general health sciences, sports medicine, biotechnology and medical innovations and will give students an opportunity to receive industry certifications.

The MedConnect Advisory Council meets in the fall and spring.

Spring 2016 MedConnect Summit Notes, Fall 2015 MedConnect Summit Notes

TechConnect

Prepares students for a wide variety of careers including but not limited to software engineers, robotics technicians, IT support,and  web designers. Students may have the chance to receive postsecondary credit and industry certifications such as A+ certification.

The TechConnect Advisory Council meets in the fall and spring.

Spring 2016 TechConnect Summit Notes, Fall 2015 Tech Summit Notes

MakerConnect

Allows students the ability to explore various careers in the Skilled trades such as welding, machining, auto mechanics, electrician, pipe fitter, drafter and beyond. Student may have the opportunity to receive postsecondary credit and industry certifications such as NIMS.

The MakerConnect Advisory Council meets in the fall and spring.

April 2017 MakerConnect Industry Summit-spring2017 April 2016 MakerConnect Meeting Notes, Fall 2015 MakerConnect Summit Notes

 

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