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Career exploration opportunities abound during Career Connect

CASTLE ROCK - Students will have the opportunity to explore careers with more than 20 businesses and organizations during the annual Career Connect program.

Registration opens March 13 for the after-school career exploration program for DCSD high school students, sponsored by the Douglas County Educational Foundation. Sessions are held weeknights April 4-28 showcasing future careers to high school students.

Learn about the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Engineering
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • Forensic Science
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Retail Operations
  • Studio and Fine Arts
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Wellness
  • Writing…and more.

While Career Connect is open to all DCSD high school students, registration is available on a first come, first served basis starting March 13. The employer-led sessions can accommodate between 10-25 students per session. There is a $10-25 program fee due upon registration and students must provide their own transportation to the sessions.

Visit or the Career Connect Page to register or for more information on participating employers and session descriptions.

March 14, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category: Career and Technical Education, High School Education

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