Greeley Evans School District 6 and the Mayor’s Workforce Initiative want to give big thanks to our forty-plus businesses that have placed over 100 Career Explore interns into summer positions. The Career Pathways internship program connects business partners to Greeley and Evans high school juniors with specific career interests in the hope of developing a highly engaged and trained workforce. This unique program began in 2014 with 11 interns. In 2015, the program grew to 55 and then 85 interns in 2016. The summer 2017 goal is to support 125 paid internships in local businesses. If you are interested in making a difference in a young person’s future through the Career Explore program, please contact Susan Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crabtree Brewing Company is an example of one of our local businesses that will be hosting high school interns this summer. Jeff Crabtree, the owner of the Crabtree Brewing Company, is a graduate of Greeley West High School and remembers what it was like not exactly knowing what he would like to do when he grew up. As a successful entrepreneur, Jeff has a passion for helping young people figure out how to engage their personal talents to develop good career choices. Jeff has hosted college interns in the past, but this year he will be helping two local high school interns determine their next career steps. Although the high school interns at Crabtree Brewing Company are not yet old enough to try the unique craft beer, Jeff has some great ideas about what students will learn as a result of participating in the internship program. Maintaining a dynamic business mind, managing profitability, employing technology, embracing ethics, growing to meet the needs of customers and employees, and having fun in a business environment are just some of the things that Jeff will be helping young interns experience.
Thank you to all of our business partners who are participating in the 2017 Career Explore internship program! We appreciate your willingness to make a difference by supporting our local youth in their career decisions. They are our future workforce!