Our CareerConnect Department is where we offer a variety of work-based learning opportunities for our students.  Work-based learning is your chance to discover things you can’t learn in a classroom, get inside information about the career you’re interested in, or simply get a taste of what it’s really like on the job.

Get Started

Students are recruited to participate in Xplore, Coach Mentoring and Launch Internship Opportunities via their Engineering or Businesses classes.  You can always drop by Room 106 for more information on how you can become involved in these work-based learning opportunities!

Xplore Industry Exploration

  • A 2-3 hour group business tour that includes hands-on activities
  • Typically for high school freshmen but other grades may also participate
  • A “first glimpse” into a career field
  • An opportunity to connect what students are learning in the classroom with real-world careers

Coach Mentoring

  • Map out an academic and career plan with the help of someone from your career field
  • Meet one-on-one with someone from the industry that you’re studying
  • Typically for high school sophomores but other grades may participate
  • Develop critical soft skills such as professional greetings, introductions and conversation
  • Make a positive, lasting professional connection

Launch Internship

  • Gain first-hand experience in an industry that is aligned with your coursework
  • Develop skills to succeed in the world of work
  • Typically for high school juniors and seniors but other groups may participate
  • Must have completed one year’s worth of a Business or Engineering Pathway Course.
  • Average internship length is 100-120 hours

The Denver East CareerConnect Team

Nate Grover

Nate Grover

Pathway Director

Annetta Gallegos

Annetta Gallegos

Teacher - Business

Mallory Cleveland

Mallory Cleveland

Teacher - Business

Clint Wall

Clint Wall

Teacher - Business

Diego Bonta

Diego Bonta

Teacher

Joel Noble

Joel Noble

Teacher - Engineering