Session Descriptions and Student Registration

Registration for 2018 will be open in March.  Stay tuned.

Student Registration
When registering... make sure you see "Thank You for Registering" and receive a confirmation email.  If you do not, it means you are still pending and not officially registered.  You are not charged but you are not registered. 

All notifications are sent to the student email.  Please check with your student on confirmation of registration, location and any possible change notifications. 

2017 Student Registration is open and will remain open the day before each session.  Sessions have a space limitation so once a session is filled it will be closed but you can be put on a wait list.  

To register online, go to the specific Session Description below and click on the "Click Here to Register" at the end of the description.  It will take you to the online form where you will fill out the Student Registration Form, complete the Parental Permission Form (which requires electronic signatures from both the student and parent/legal guardian) and use PayPal to pay the $7.50 registration fee.  

You will need to register and pay for each session separately.

Keep checking back throughout March and April as new participants may be added.  

Session Descriptions for April 2017 Program

Over 45 companies and organizations have signed up to participate in this year's Career Connect high school program.  A complete listing of each session is listed below.  This is a fluid program so check back to see any additional companies have been added throughout March and April.  

Here is a listing by industry category (companies may fall into more than one category):

Aerospace:  United Launch Alliance
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, 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, Complete Health Chiropractic NEWLY ADDED, Denver Physical Therapy in Castle Rock (FULL), Douglas County Coroner (Forensics) April 25 Session Added! , Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Scavuzzo Dental Care, Sky Ridge Medical CenterSouth Denver Nursing 
Legal Services:  Epstein Patierno, LLP - Attorneys At Law 
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) April 25 Session, 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


OVERVIEW of 2017 APRIL SESSIONS and DATES

all sessions are 6-8 pm, unless noted below


++ STILL MORE TO COME KEEP CHECKING BACK THROUGHOUT MARCH AND APRIL ++

Session descriptions listed alphabetically by company name (last updated April 12):



FASHION FOR MEN AND THE WEDDING INDUSTRY
Employer Host: Al’s Formal Wear (Business/Retail)
Date: Thursday, April 13
# of Students: 15
Description: Looking for a career that combines fashion sense and style with business skills and entrepreneurship? The Wedding Industry is a multi-million dollar business. We rent and sell menswear, measure customers for proper fit, engage with customers using public speaking and written communications and more. Store managers do some outside marketing with other vendors and basically, run our own stores. Come learn about getting your foot in the door in the fashion/menswear industry. 
Location:  Park Meadows Area
Past Event


HONORING THE GIFT OF HUMAN TISSUE DONATION
Employer Host: AlloSource
Date: Monday, April 24 - MOVED to May 10 fro 6-8 pm
# Of students: 25
Description: AlloSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the gift of human tissue donation. The company processes and distributes over 200 types of tissue (bones, skin, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, etc.) for use in a variety of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures. Students will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of roles at AlloSource, from scientific to corporate, and what skills they might need to pursue a career in this innovative, exciting field. 
Location: Centennial Area
Past Session

CULINARY APPRENTICESHIPS - A GREAT WAY TO GET COOKING!
Employer Host: American Culinary Federation (ACF) Colorado Chefs Association (Arts)
Date: Wednesday, April 5  
# of Students: 15  
Description:  Apprenticeship is one of the oldest and most practical career training programs. Come find out about this two-year "earn while you learn" program, which provides a paid position in a professional kitchen as part of its on-the-job training to go along with classroom instruction earning educational credits transferrable to any Colorado Community College. Students will also get the chance to sit in on a culinary apprentice class and try their hands at fruit carvings along with baking eclairs. 
NOTES:  Please inform us of any food allergies.  Please wear long hair pulled back, pants and closed toed shoes.
Location:  Downtown Denver Area
Past Event

EXPLORING SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY MEDICINE
Employer Host: Animal Emergency & Specialty Center
Date: to be selected after registering - a two hour shift on a weeknight or weekend between April 3 - 27.
# of Students: 30
Description:  The staff at the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center will offer students an individualized experience. In pairs, students are invited to shadow a veterinarian for a two-hour shift in the surgical or emergency services. Sessions will take place on a weeknight or weekend and your experience will depend on the animal health emergencies that arise! Your date and time will be selected from an online sign-up, sent to students via email after they register.
Location:  Parker Area
Past Event

FIRE SERVICE - WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
Employer Host: Castle Rock Fire & Rescue (Public Service)
Date: Monday, April 17 (6-8pm) - please note the session time has been changed to last 2 hours
If you need to leave at 7:30 based on the original time you will be able to do so.
# of students: 25
Description: Students will get a hands on look at what it takes to become a firefighter and what the job entails.  Join us for discussions regarding the career of firefighting and try your hand at some of the testing and training that our firefighters experience. This will be an active experience, so please come prepared. Students will also get an idea of what other areas of the fire service look like, such as public education, inspections, fire investigations and more. 
Location:  Castle Rock Area
Past Event

THE WRITE CAREER: MAKE A LIVING AS A WRITER
Host: Castle Rock Writers (Communications)
Date: Tuesday, April 4
# of students: 25
Description: Students will explore various ways to establish a writing career--through news reporting, magazine writing, non-fiction and fiction writing, public relations work, and business. Topics will cover training, academic work, and job opportunities. Bring along paper and pencil or a fully-charged laptop for some hands-on activities. 
Location:  Chaparral High School
Past Date Event 


EXPLORE CAREERS IN PEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE 
Employer Host: Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus in Highlands Ranch (Health Services)
Date: Tuesday, April 18  
# of Students: 20   
Description: Come explore careers in pediatric healthcare at one of the top five children’s hospitals in the country! This session will feature a facility tour, a panel of professionals (doctors, nurses, administrators, and specialists) discussing their career pathways, plus a hands-on casting experience. Snacks will be provided.
Location:  Highlands Ranch Area
No Longer Available to Register





CHIROPRACTIC - GOING BEYOND BACK PAIN
Employer Host:  Complete Health Chiropractic (Health Services)
Date: Monday, April 10 
# of Students: 25  
Description: At this fun session, students will learn about the journey of becoming a chiropractor, being a small business owner and helping families wellness.  We'll not only cover the traditional corrective chiropractic path but also talk about the pediatric chiropractic path.  There will be multiple demonstration stations to provide a hands-on experience with vibe-plates, traction, and posture tools. 
Location:  Littleton (Broadway & C470) Area
Past Event

   
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: 150+ JOBS. ONE MISSION.     
Host: Colorado Army National Guard (Military)
Date: Monday, April 3
# of students: 20
Description: This session will give a briefing about the Army National Guard. We are a "part-time" component of the United States Army.  Our soldiers serve just 1-weekend per month and 2-weeks during the summer. As a member of the Colorado National Guard, you will have a large array of career options. Each offers you the chance to be part of something great — serving your community, state and nation, while joining the fight for freedom. Benefits include up to 100% tuition assistance for Colorado colleges, universities and select educational programs. 
Location:  Douglas County High School
Past Event BUT similar sessions:  U.S. Military Navy, Marines

THE WORLD OF COSMETOLOGY  
Employer Host: Colorado's Finest Cosmetology Academy (Cosmetology)
Date: Wednesday, April 12 
# of students: 20
Description: Students will have on opportunity to learn to the different areas of the cosmetology industry. Each student will participate in creating a formal hairstyle and receive a manicure from a current student which will allow them to get first-hand knowledge about the school structure and curriculum that we offer.
Location:  Englewood Area
Past Event


3D DIGITAL ANIMATION – INTRO TO THE SOFTWARE USED TO CREATE DISNEY AND PIXAR FILMS!  
Employer Host: CU Denver College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver, South Campus (Arts)
Date: Wednesday, April 12
# of students: 20
Description: Chris Lemon, the facilities manager of the Digital Animation Center, will demonstrate some of the software that is used to create animated movies such as ZBrush.  We’ll also show the students some of the films that have been created by our students such as “I Need My Monster”.  Our graduates have gone on to work at Disney and Pixar on films such as “Frozen”, “Finding Dory”, “Zootopia” and “Moana”.
Location:  Downtown Denver Area
No Longer Available to Register


WORKING WITH WORDS 
Employer Host: Colorado Women’s Press Club/Linda Berry, Author (Arts/Communications)
Date: Monday, April 10
# of students: 25
Description: Novelists, journalists, playwrights, and poets are not the only people who need to use words in their work. Students in this session will learn some ways to pursue a career that makes the most of their ability to write well. Linda Berry's published credits include plays, poetry, newspaper columns, curriculum, short fiction for children and adults, and six mystery novels. 
Location:  Chaparral High School
Past Event


A CAREER IN THE THEATER 
Employer Host: Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Arts)
Date:  Thursday, April 6
# of Students: 20
Description: This session will feature a panel discussion of professionals in the theater followed by a tour of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company’s technical theatre studios and an improvisation workshop.
Location:  Downtown Denver Area
Past Event 

CAREERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE 
Employer Host: Denver Dumb Friends League (Non-Profit/Veterinary)
Date: Tuesday, April 4 (5:30-7PM) - please note shorter and earlier session time
# of students: 20
Description: Students will learn about a wide range of careers within an animal welfare organization from veterinarian to cruelty investigator.
Location:  Denver/Quebec Area
Past Event

A CAREER IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Employer Host: Denver Physical Therapy in Castle Rock 
Date: Thursday, April 27 
# Of students: 15
Description: Students will meet with two of the physical therapists to learn what it takes to become a physical therapist in this competitive field and experience some hands-on exercises.  
Location: Castle Rock Area
No Longer Available to Register


FORENSIC INVESTIGATION  
Employer Host: Douglas County Coroner (Public Service/Health Service)
*Date: Thursday, April 13 or Wednesday, April 19 or Tuesday, April 25
(Students should only register for one of these dates.)
# of Students: 16 each session
Description: Take a tour of the Douglas County Coroner's Office then watch a Power Point Presentation about what the Coroner really does.  Learn what an investigator looks for at a scene, and how it helps to determine the cause and manner of death.  Please be aware that students will be exposed to seeing human tissue, graphic pictures, etc.  If you are uncomfortable with these types of things do NOT sign up.  It is the coroner's office.  A separate permission slip will be emailed prior to the session and need to be signed and brought the night of the event.  
Location:  Castle Rock Area
No Longer Available to Register - FULL


THE LIFELINE OF DOUGLAS COUNTY EMERGENCY SYSTEM
Host: Douglas Regional 911 (Public Service)
Date: Tuesday, April 4
# of students: 20
Description:  Students will see first-hand what happens, from start to finish, when someone calls 911 in an emergency by listening to live radio traffic and real calls for service.  Students will learn about the steps needed to work in an emergency center and what the training program entails, see the systems and technology that is used when answering calls and dispatching out emergency responders and take a tour of the center.  
Location:  Castle Rock Area
Past Event 

DISCOVER THE VARIOUS CAREERS IN THE LUCRATIVE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Employer Host: EchoPark (Automotive, Business)
Date: Tuesday, April 11 
# of students: 15
Description:  Experience the EchoPark difference. During this interactive session at EchoPark Automotive, students will discover a plethora of opportunities from mechanical servicing to sales and how to use their different educational backgrounds to have a lucrative career in a growing and ever changing industry. From a hands-on demonstration of the technology that sets EchoPark apart from the competition to the people-skills needed to succeed, there is something for students of all educational backgrounds in this interactive experience. Topics covered will include automotive servicing, technology, finance, cash management, human resources, and sales.  At EchoPark, we believe our role in the community is bigger than selling used cars.  Visit us online at www.EchoPark.com or on Facebook and Instagram.
Location:  Highlands Ranch Area
Past Event

DISCOVER THE VARIOUS CAREERS IN THE LEGAL FIELD
Employer Host: Epstein Patierno, LLP - Attorneys At Law (Legal Services)
Date: Tuesday, April 18
# of students: 25
Description:  At this interactive session, students will learn about careers in the legal industry:  attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, professional witnesses.  We'll cover what the work looks like in various law practice areas (i.e. family, criminal, estate, tax and business), the path to such careers, the educational needs, trends in the legal arena, etc.  This session will also include an interactive mock trial experience that will show the roles involved in a custody litigation example-including a financial expert's role, a psychologist's role, the attorney's role, and the legal assistant's role.   
Location:  Justice Center in Castle Rock 
Past Session

SPORTS PROGRAM/EVENT MANAGEMENT/FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP
Employer Host: Fit36 – Highlands Ranch (Business/Sports Management) 
Date: Wednesday, April 19
# of students:  25 
Description: This session will include two topics:  
Have you ever thought about owning your own business?   Thought about owning a Franchise?   This interactive program will walk you through the process of finding the business that is the right fit for you.   Franchise Consultant, Cindy Rayfield will show you how to  get paired up with the right business then Franchise Owner for FIT36 , Karen Pierce will take you through the selection process and how to start your first franchise. Since this is a Fitness Franchise, please dress in athletic wear and sneakers.  We will do a warm-up, a mini workout.  

The last segment will involve general management within the martial arts industry.   You will see how to handle media relations, you will get the chance to negotiate top athlete contracts, organize promotional events for your team.  You will also understand how to create your own team.  Another important aspect of this career is managing the budget of the organization you work for. This can involve making financial arrangements for uniforms and equipment, setting up accommodations for travel, and preparing financial statements.  Be prepared to learn the ins and outs of creating a fun program and event! 
Note:  Wear work-out clothes.  Parents will need to sign a waiver on-site.
Location:  Highlands Ranch Area
Past Session

EXPLORING VETERINARY MEDICINE
Employer Host: Franktown Animal Clinic (Veterinary) 
Date:  Monday, April 17 
# of students: 25
Description:  Students will have a chance to explore different aspects of small animal veterinary medicine.  The session will include a tour of the facility and hands-on demonstrations of radiology, wound care, hematology and dentistry.  
Location:  Franktown Area
Past Session

EXPLORING THE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE OF HIGHLANDS RANCH   
Employer Host: Highlands Ranch Metro District (Public Service)
Date: Thursday, April 27 
# of students: 20
Description: Students will explore careers in the Parks, Recreation and Open Space within our communities.  The session will include a tour of the sports field and park in the immediate area and learn about the positions that make up this division of Highlands Ranch.  They will not only learn about the physical demands that are required of the job, but will also learn about the leadership skills that are required to work in tandem with the residents of the community and the officials in the district.
Special Note:  Dress casual with closed toed shoes.  Bring a jacket as part of the our will be outside. 
Location: Highlands Ranch Area
Past Session

 
SO YOU WANNA BE ON RADIO
Employer Host:  I Heart Media (Communications/Broadcasting)
Date:  Wednesday, April 5
# of Students:  20
Description:  Students will get a tour of our 8 radio station studios and meet on-air personalities and news people as well as hear from someone in radio sales.  They will be introduced to the many different multi-media opportunities available in today's media and radio landscape.
Location:  Denver/Monaco Area
Past Session

EXPLORING HEALTHCARE CAREERS AT KAISER PERMANENTE  2 Spots Left
Employer Host: Kaiser Permanente (Health Service)  
Date: Wednesday, April 26
# of students: 25
Description:  Join the staff as we discuss careers in healthcare and tour the Parker Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices.  Hands-on presentations illustrating the skills and daily jobs of the Kaiser employees will be explored during this time. 
Location:  Parker Area
Past Session

FIRE FIGHTING:  A CAREER, NOT A JOB
Employer Host:  Larkspur Fire Protection District (Public Service)
Date:  Wednesday, April 5  6-8:30pm (Note longer session time)
# of Students:  10
Description:  Students will be introduced to the Fire Service requirements and history, including the qualifications and training necessary to become a firefighter.  There will be a tour of a typical fire station, and the various equipment used by firefighters on a daily basis.  
Note:  Dress is casual school attire is acceptable with the exception of no sandals/open toed shoes.  There will also be a hands-on opportunity to experience some of the required skills of a fire fighting professional. Students will try on personal protective equipment and participate in activities such as a search and rescue exercise or deploying hose lines. You will participate in some actual training scenarios taught to rookie firefighters. 
Location:  Larkspur Area
Past Session

LIFE AS A LARGE ANIMAL SURGEON 
Employer Host: Littleton Equine Medical Center (Veterinary) 
Date: Tuesday, April 25
# of students: 25
Description: Students will learn about the preparation for a career as a large animal surgeon and tour a large animal veterinary facility and equine medical center. 
Location: Littleton Area
Past Session

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE AN ENGINEER?
Employer Host:  Lockheed Martin (Technology)
Date: Tuesday, April 4
# of Students:  45
Description:  This session will explore careers in engineering.  We will learn about what engineering is, different engineering disciplines, earnings, the job outlook, what math is required, and how to prepare for a career in engineering.  We will look at some engineering successes and some failures, and see how engineers can change failure into success.  We will finish with a peek at some of the exciting things we are doing now, and a couple of our biggest unsolved challenges.  Just bring your curious mind and a few questions.
Location:  Chaparral High School
Past Session 

PROFESSIONAL THEATER PRODUCTIONS  
Employer Host:  Lone Tree Arts Center (Arts)
Date:  Tuesday, April 25
# of Students:  25
Description:  Students will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at theatrical equipment in operation while also having the chance to handle theatrical props. Students will also learn about careers in the Performing Arts, and will receive a glimpse into the producing, presenting, and production process.
Location:  Lone Tree Area
Past Session
 
EXPLORING HOTEL AND RESORT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN HOSPITALITY  3 Spots Left
Employer Host:  Marriott South Park Meadows/White Lodging (Business/Hospitality)
Date: Wednesday, April 26
# of students: 20
Description: Join the exciting world of hospitality and hotel management.  This session includes a general overview of the industry and basic principles of hospitality as well as learning more about the hotel operations, food & beverage, and sales & marketing from a panel of White Lodging and Marriott hotel Executive Committee Members.  It includes Q&A and a tour of Marriott's hotel.  
Location:  Lone Tree Area
Past Session

LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREERS
Employer Host: Parker Police Department (Public Service)
Date: Wednesday, April 12   
# of students: 25
Description: Students will be greeted and receive a brief overview of the Department by LEO and Dispatch recruiters. The students will then have the opportunity to attend two (2) of three (3) breakout sessions, which include:
1. Criminal Investigations (mock scenario)
2. CSI (lab demo)
3. Emergency Dispatching
Location:  Parker Area
Past Session

CAREERS IN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Employer Host:  Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Health Service)
Date:  Thursday, April 6
# of Students:  25
Description:  This interactive program will include a presentation about what medical schools are looking for in competitive candidates, how to make good decisions during the high school years, a tour of the anatomy lab, and a manipulative medicine demonstration.
Location:  Parker Area
Past Session

A CAREER IN DENTISTRY   
Employer Host: Scavuzzo Dental Care (Health Service)
Date: Monday, April 3 
# of students: 10
Description: Students will explore dentistry through hands-on dental activities.  Participants will learn about the path of becoming a dentist, hygienist and dental staff in order to get a real life perspective of this fantastic field.
Special Note:  Students need to wear closed-toed shoes and no bare shoulders  
Location:  Highlands Ranch Area
Past Session

A TOUR OF SCHOMP BMW   
Employer Host: Schomp Automotive (Automotive/Business)
Date: Thursday, April 13 
# of students: 20
Description: Schomp Automotive is proud to host Douglas County students at the Schomp BMW Center.  We'll give a tour of all things automotive with a focus on all the careers that are entailed in working for a dealership.  The "sneak peek" of the dealership will include seeing the service shop and other inner-workings of one of the largest and most hi-tech BMW centers in Colorado.  We'll also provide pizza and prizes to attendees.  
Location:  Highlands Ranch Area
Past Session

A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT SKY RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Employer Host: Sky Ridge Medical Center  (Health Service) 
Date: Wednesday, April 12
# of students: 25
Description: Participants will learn about several aspects of healthcare through tours and presentations by several departments at Sky Ridge Medical Center. After a tour of the hospital, facilitators will discuss the requirements for the student volunteer program. Professionals from specialties will present information on two departments within the hospital, the services they provide and careers in these fields of healthcare. 
Location:  Lone Tree Area
Past Session

JUMP START YOUR CAREER IN HEALTHCARE  
Employer Host: South Denver School of Nursing Arts (Health Service)
Date: Tuesday, April 11
# of students: 12
Description: A Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) license opens the field to careers in healthcare. It is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to actually work in the field and decide if it's the right career path for you. Jobs are plentiful and $12/hr is the minimum starting pay rate. See our school and explore the skills you'd learn. Staff will be available to answer any questions the student may have.
Location:  Centennial Area
Past Session

FUTURE IN AVIATION (PILOTS AND MECHANICS)
Employer Host:  Spartan College of Aeronautics (Aviation)
Date:  Monday, April 3
# Of Students: 35
Description: Students will explore the world of aviation at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Spartan offers degree programs in Flight (Pilot Program), Aviation Mechanics, Aviation Electronics (navigation and satellite systems) and Non-Destructive Testing (inspection). Students will participate in a hands-on workshop learning the physics of flight and the principles of aviation.  This includes riveting and navigating a simulated cockpit as well as doing an engine run up on a turbo prop engine. Aviation careers are in huge demand and we will share all of the exciting opportunities with students! 
Note:  Please wear comfortable shoes with no open toed and no shorts.
Location:  Broomfield Area
Past Session

NAVIGATING YOUR TECHNOLOGY CAREER - Cancelled
Employer Host: Talent Navigation Experts (Business Service/Technology) 
Date: TBD
# of students: 25
Description: As a staffing agency for Technology careers, we will be able to provide insight to what jobs, such as Web Developer, Cloud Operations Engineer, or a Mobile Design Developer, are a part of the growing and in-demand industry. Come see firsthand what it takes to be a developer!  
For this session, please bring your resume. If you are new to the career field and don’t have one created bring notes on any work experience, volunteer work, or education you have.  We're more than happy to review and provide feedback to help grab the attention of any recruiter or hiring manager with a killer resume!
 Location:  Greenwood Village Area
No Longer Available

PET SPECIALTY – AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION  
Employer Host:  the honest kitchen, inc. (Business/Retail/Pet Manufacturer/Veterinary)
Date:  April 19 from 6-7:30 note shorter session time
# Of Students:  10
Session Description:  Do you love your pets and want to learn about a rewarding career in the pet specialty industry?  Then this session is for you! Whether you are interested in becoming a veterinarian or working on the sales/marketing side, please join Steve Donzelli, The Chief Sales Officer from The Honest Kitchen at Kriser’s Natural Pets, the leader in providing premier pet products, to learn more about this growing industry. 
 
Pet supplies and pet care are a $60-billion dollar industry.  Even as pet-related consumer spending continues its steady climb pet stores face formidable challenges in maintaining their position as the shopping destination of choice for the tens of millions of pet owners who serve as the economic engine driving this industry ever upward. From adapting to shifting consumer demographics and evolving appetites to competing with online sellers and a fast-growing class of powerful pet specialty chains, these are the issues that will ultimately decide the future of the pet retail landscape. 
 
Along with the retailers, brands need to continue to evolve to meet the changing demographics of its consumer base.  While baby boomers make up the largest portion of spend, millennials have been increasing at a steady rate.  Learn more about how a brand differentiates itself and what a career in pet food looks like.  

The Honest Kitchen is the only FDA approved human grade pet food in the world.  They are a family owned business located in San Diego and can be found in over 5,000 stores across North America.  Please learn more about our guests at http://www.thehonestkitchen.com and Krisers at http://www.krisers.com.
Location:  Greenwood Village Area
Past Session

COMPLEXITY BEHIND PARKS & RECREATION – MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Employer Host:  Town of Castle Rock, Parks & Recreation (Public Service/Technology/Communications/ Business/Construction Management)
Date:  Monday, April 17 from 6-7:30 pm Note shorter Session Time
# Of Students:  30
Description:  This session will introduce students to the vast areas needed to run a Parks & Recreation municipality from civil engineering and construction management needs, wildlife management, special events planning, facility maintenance and development, etc.  Students will hear from the different areas of focus for the Department including: Administration, Park Planning and Construction, Operations and Maintenance and Recreation.  Presenters will discuss each of these areas and the typical educational background required to move into these public service careers.  We will discuss facility planning, development projects, fiscal management, communications, operations and local government management.
Location:  Castle Rock Area
Past Session

UNITED AIRLINES: FLIGHT AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING
Employer Host: United Airlines 
Date: Thursday, April 6
# Of students: 20
Description:  Want to be a pilot or a mechanic and fly/work on the large jets?  Students will explore the world of aviation at the United Flight Training Center and find out what it takes to work at a large commercial airliner.  Captain Michael McCasky, Dave Avery (Senior Flight Simulator Engineer), and Jim Stellini (Maintenance Instructor) will share educational backgrounds,  the type of skills needed and what you can expect in these careers.   
Location:  Denver Stapleton Area
Past Session

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER
Employer Host: United Launch Alliance (Aerospace/Technology) 
Date: Tuesday, April 18
# of students: 12 (students must be a U.S. Citizen and show a valid picture ID)
Description:  It takes teamwork to launch rockets. United Launch Alliance offers challenging work in all facets of the launch vehicle business for interns, recent college graduates and experienced professionals, including engineering, business support and skilled trades and crafts.  Learn about engineering, rocket design and launching, innovation and the new Vulcan rocket.  Take a seat at a station in the Denver Operation Support Center (DOSC), put on a headset and participate in a launch countdown.  We would ask that the students visit our external website so that they are familiar with who we are and what we do: http://www.ulalaunch.com/.  
 
Headquartered in Centennial, ULA is America’s ride to space, launching one-of-a-kind science and national security missions aboard its Atlas V and Delta IV rockets. ULA also supports NASA and its partners in developing capabilities to deliver American astronauts to low Earth orbit and human exploration beyond Earth orbit. ULA launches satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system. ULA has launched more than 115 consecutive, successful missions to space and has 11 launches on its manifest for 2017.
With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider.
Location:  Centennial Area/I-25 & Dry Creek
Past Session 

U.S. ARMY AND ARMY RESERVES:  AMERICA’S TEAM, PARKER 
Employer Host: United States Army, Parker (Military)
Date: Thursday, April 13 or Tuesday, April 25  (Students should register for only 1 session.)
# of Students: 12
Description:   Come find out how to wear the uniform of America's Team. We will be giving an overview of the benefits the Army can provide for both active duty and reserves which include tuition assistance, the post 9/11 G.I. Bill and how we can pay 100% of college tuition nationwide. Lear about the exciting career opportunities in over 150 different careers. To learn more visit GoArmy.com
Location:  Parker Area
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U.S. MARINES CORPS, THE FEW, THE PROUD - CASTLE ROCK  
Employer Host: U.S. Marines, Castle Rock (Military)
Dates: Tuesday, April 4 or Monday, April 10 or Wednesday, April 26 (Students should register for only 1 session.)
# of Students: 12
Description: The Marine Corps offers over 350+ job opportunities from Aviation Mechanics/Electricians to Law Enforcement and we offer qualified men and women the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to earn the title of Marine. In turn, we imbue young people with traits that will help make them successful throughout their lives, such as leadership, a strong sense of teamwork, dedication, and sound decision-making skills; traits that any future employer will find valuable. Please visit our website at http://www.Marines.com for more information.  
Location:  Castle Rock Area
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U.S. MARINE CORPS:  THE FEW, THE PROUD – PARKER 
Employer Host: U.S. Marine Corps, Parker (Military)
Dates: Tuesday, April 4 or Monday, April 10 or Wednesday, April 26 (Students should register for only 1 session.)
# of Students: 12
Description:  The Marine Corps offers over 350+ job opportunities from Aviation Mechanics/Electricians to Law Enforcement and we offer qualified men and women the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to earn the title of Marine. In turn, we imbue young people with traits that will help make them successful throughout their lives, such as leadership, a strong sense of teamwork, dedication, and sound decision-making skills; traits that any future employer will find valuable. Please visit our website at http://www.Marines.com for more information. 
Location:  Parker Area
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U.S. NAVY CAREERS, PARKER
Employer Host: US Navy, Parker Recruiting Station (Military)
Dates: Monday, April 3 or Tuesday, April 11 or Wednesday, April 19 or Thursday, April 27 (Students should register for only 1 session.)
# of Students: 12
Description: This session will give a briefing about the United States Navy. You can expect to hear about 100% college coverage, worldwide travel, over 160 job opportunities, and a multitude of other benefits. As a member of the World’s Greatest Navy, you will be a part of the best team out there and have the opportunity to serve your country. Please visit http://www.navy.com for more information. We look forward to sharing with you how the Navy can be a part of your future.
Location:  Parker Area
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CAREERS IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 
Employer Host: Westerra Credit Union (Business/Financial)
Date: Monday, April 10
# of Students: 25
DescriptionThis session is designed to help you explore the various career opportunities within the financial services arena. Most students think of the teller as the main employee in a financial institution when in fact, there are many other non-money handling positions available. Some careers that will be explored are marketing, human resources, IT, fraud, commercial lending, insurance, financial planners and more. We will also discuss which careers are entry level requiring no college education and those requiring degrees or certifications.
Location:  Chaparral High School 
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