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Career Connect links students to professional possibilities

Students working at the Colorado Culinary Academy

DOUGLAS COUNTY –  Career Connect, the annual program sponsored by the Douglas County Educational Foundation, is pairing students with employers for evening career exploration activities throughout the month of April. Topics include: Security Technology, Automotive, Engineering, Healthcare, Theater, Fire Fighting, Cosmetology and Construction Management. 

"The experiences these employers are providing is unique and exceptional," commented Program Coordinator, Krista Zizzo. 

Participating employers were asked to provide background on their industry and a hands-on element. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a session on April 28 called "A Career in the Theater," which will provide students with a look behind the scenes of the professional theater industry. An improv class will give students a hands-on experience. Rocky Vista University's "Careers in Osteopathic Medicine" session will feature a tour of the school's anatomy lab, led by current medical school students. 

Last week, the Colorado Culinary Academy hosted a session entitled, "The Chef's Table," which gave students information on careers in restaurants and hospitality venues. The students learned how to make Spaghetti Carbonara in the school's kitchen classroom. A session hosted by the Sierra Nevada Corporation focused on the day-to-day work of an engineer, illustrated through a collaborative exercise that had students serving as project managers, quality control and manufacturing representatives. 

The Career Connect program is open to all high school students in Douglas County. Follow this link for session descriptions, dates, times and locations, Participation is by advance registration and each session has a limited capacity. 

April 14, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Careers, District

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