2018's Program is currently on hold.  

2017 Career Connect High School Program was a success!

Career Connect High School Career Exploration Program - April, 2017

Career Connect provides an opportunity for Douglas County School District high school students to explore careers alongside experienced industry professionals. This is the chance for students to learn what is required of them to become successful in their future career choice via hands-on experiences.

This career exploration program will take place on weeknights April 3-27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students can select to attend as many sessions as they desire, based on their interest and availability. However, please only register for the sessions your schedule allows. Check your calendar and make sure you have transportation before registering. Each year, most of the sessions "sell out" and we want to accommodate as many students as possible.  More employers will be on board next year if a topic you are interested in is not featured this semester. 

Program Requirements
  • Students are required to secure transportation to all sessions they have registered for.
  • Registration requires a fee per session (tbd for 2018). It is payable online at the time of registration via a credit card. If this will prohibit you from participating in Career Connect, please click the FRL/Hardship fee when registering.  Sorry, no refunds will be issued.
  • Due to our new online ordering system, you will need to register and pay for each session separately.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Waivers must be submitted (included in the registration process).
  • Bring a curious mind and enjoy the session.  
Companies by Category (for more session detail go to "Session Description and Student Registration")

Over 40 companies and organizations have signed up to participate in this year's Career Connect high school program.  A complete listing of each session can be found under "Session Descriptions and Students Registration" tab.  This is a fluid program so check back to see any additional companies have been added throughout March and April.  

Arts:  ACF Colorado Chefs Association, Castle Rock Writers, Colorado Women's Press Club, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, CU Denver Recording Arts Programs, Lone Tree Arts Center

Automotive:  Echo Park, Schomp Automotive

Aviation:  Spartan College of Aeronautics, United Airline Training Center

BioTech:  AlloSource

Business:   Al's Formal Wear, Albertsons/Safeway, Echo Park, Fit36 - Highlands Ranch (Sports Management), Marriott South Park Meadows/White Lodging (Hospitality), The Honest Kitchen, Town of Castle Rock - Parks & Recreation, Talent Navigation Experts, Westerra Credit Union (Financial)

Communications/Journalism:  Castle Rock Writers, Colorado Women's Press Club, I Heart Media

Health Services:  AlloSource, Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus Highlands Ranch, Denver Physical Therapy in Castle Rock, Douglas County Coroner (Forensics), Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Scavuzzo Dental Care, South Denver Nursing 

Military:  Colorado Army National, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy

Non-Profit:  Dumb Friends League

Private Services:  Colorado's Finest Cosmetology Academy

Public Services:  Douglas County Coroner (Forensics), Douglas Regional 911, Castle Rock Fire & Rescue, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Larkspur Fire Protection, Parker Police Department, Town of Caste Rock - Parks & Recreation

Technology/STEM:  Lockheed Martin, Town of Castle Rock - Parks & Recreation (Civil Engineering), United Launch Alliance

Veterinary:  Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, Franktown Animal Clinic, Littleton Equine Medical Center

For updates, please click on the "Student Interest List" tab above, enter your information and we will send you emailed updates as employers are added.

Employers -- Interested in participating? Click on the "For Employers" tab above.