Monday-Friday7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The 2016 Career Expo is a day of educational and interactive career exploration opportunities for high school students. About 3,100 Jefferson and Clear Creek high school sophomores from 19 schools will attend the Career Expo with live demonstrations by businesses that will allow youth to look, feel, and engage with their education and career discovery.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
WHERE: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue Frontage Road, Golden, CO 80401
Six Career Clusters will be represented, not by recruiters, but by those who actually do the work. About 50 employers will participate in the following Career Clusters:
• Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
• Business, Marketing, and Public Administration
• Hospitality, Human Services, and Education
• Health Science, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety
• Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences
• STEM, Arts, Design, and Information Technology
Note: The Career Cluster model took 15 national Career Clusters (+ Energy for Colorado) and grouped them into 6 sectors, resulting in Colorado's Career Cluster Model having 6 sectors which encompass Colorado's 16 clusters (15 nationally + energy).
The Career Expo is developed by Jefferson County Human Services Workforce Programs. In partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools, the Career Expo was created, in part, as a linkage for Workforce programming to further support schools and their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) Quality Indicators. ICAP was developed in 2009 when Senate Bill 09-256 was enacted into law with a requirement that by September 2011, all students' grades 9 - 12 would have access to a process within their high school to create and manage an individual career and academic plan (ICAP). Learn more about the history, development, and reasoning behind ICAP here. Learn more about ICAP implementation here.
Other partners involved in the development of the Career Expo include: Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, College in Colorado, Red Rocks Community College, Warren Tech, and all participating employers. Funding for this event comes from the Governor's Summer Job Hunt, Jeffco Public Schools, and the Employment Support Fund.
• Colorado Career Cluster Model
• High School ICAP Quality Indicators
• Participating Employers and Demonstration Examples
October 20, 2016
100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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