Helping Educators Shape the Future
Recent high school graduates in Colorado are struggling to find meaningful work. At the same time, local business look to other states for skilled employees. CareerWise wants to counter the idea that a 4-year college is the only path to long-term success, while still leaving it as an option. We realize that the job of preparing a highly-skilled workforce cannot lie solely on educators. By facilitating a relationship between schools and businesses and offering assistance on curriculum development, CareerWise attempts to solve this issue.
CareerWise apprenticeships require a student be out of the classroom for two or three full days each week, so working with districts on scheduling flexibility and graduation requirements is crucial. They also require collaboration regarding programs of study and coursework. Again, the task shouldn't be put solely on teachers, counselors, and administrators – and with CareerWise, it isn't. Our team works closely with districts to ensure a smooth process for all parties involved.