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All-Female Student Cohort Gets Hands-On Exposure to Oil & Gas Engineering

May. 8, 2018

Contact: Jessie Smiley, Media Relations,

Mentorship program provides transformative approach to preparing students for college and career

Denver – Denver Public Schools (DPS) CareerConnect gives students early exposure to career options as they learn more about their own passions and interests. With access to hundreds of exploration opportunities, students visit work sites in a field they want to know more about and talk to professionals. Students take the skills learned in the classroom and apply them on the job through shadowing, internships and apprenticeship opportunities.

This year, through CareerConnect’s CareerCoach mentoring program, an all-female engineering class at East High School has been working with professionals from Encana Oil & Gas. These CareerCoaches are allowing students to expand their industry knowledge and nurture their passion for the field. Students and mentors in CareerCoach meet eight times each school year, during which they visit their mentor’s worksite and go on a college campus tour related to the industry. This initiative is another way the district is bringing work-based opportunities to students– through intentional career exploration and planning opportunities.

On Wednesday, the East students and their Encana CareerCoaches will meet for the final time this school year. Media is invited to this exploratory learning session.

Students and CareerCoaches will be available for interviews.

CareerConnect Learning Session

Encana Oil & Gas CareerCoaches, students and educators

Wednesday, May 9
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

East High School – Auditorium
1600 City Park Esplanade