Contact: Jessie Smiley, Media Relations, Jessie_Smiley@dpsk12.org
Denver Public Schools Celebrates Ninth-Annual College and Career Readiness Month
Denver – As Denver Public Schools (DPS) kicks off its ninth-annual College and Career Readiness Month, some students have already begun gaining hands-on experience in college and career – the CareerConnect Apprenticeship Program combines free college credits with paid work experience. They are showcasing their immersive work-based learning, which provides them with transferable professional skills needed after graduating from high school and gives them a competitive advantage in the workforce.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, student apprentices at Abraham Lincoln High School are inviting members of the media to participate in an interactive panel, moderated by Superintendent Tom Boasberg, to hear about their unique experiences apprenticing at local businesses first-hand. Panelists include student apprentices from the current program cohort, as well as their pathways directors. The panel will be followed by tours and observation of several on-site college classrooms.
The DPS CareerConnect Apprenticeship Program, offered in partnership with CareerWise Colorado, is a groundbreaking three-year program that combines paid work experience and college credit. Strengthening professional skills gives students a competitive advantage in the workforce. For DPS students, the apprenticeship program is offered in five high-growth industries including finance and technology. Students complete the program with college credit, industry certification and the meaningful work experience that enables them to step into a career and/or continue their higher education and industry training.
In addition to the interactive student event, throughout the month of October, DPS high schools are encouraging students to take advantage of the various college and career ready programs available to them to help them reach their dreams and to build their plans for their futures.
Student interview opportunities will be available.
|WHAT:||DPS CareerConnect Apprenticeship Program Panel
College and Career Readiness Month Kick-Off
|WHO:||Superintendent Tom Boasberg, students and educators|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, Oct. 3
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Student Panel
12:15-1 p.m. – On-site college classroom observation
|WHERE:||Abraham Lincoln High School
2285 S. Federal Blvd.