Arvada High students commit to internships

13 career explore students will put in 100-plus internship hours each

Posted 2/27/19

The Arvada High School Career Explore program took a page out of the athletics playbook Feb. 19 with a signing day. Thirteen students in the program signed letters of intent to complete 160-hour …

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Arvada High students commit to internships

13 career explore students will put in 100-plus internship hours each

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The Arvada High School Career Explore program took a page out of the athletics playbook Feb. 19 with a signing day. Thirteen students in the program signed letters of intent to complete 160-hour internships with a variety of companies.

“Similar to how colleges do their National Athletic Signing Day, we wanted to recognize these students and our partners for Career Explore,” said J.B. Sampson, assistant principal at Arvada High. “We’re very proud of our students who stuck with this program. They’ve just done a tremendous job.”

Career Explore is a program at Arvada High that actively reengages at-risk students in school through career readiness activities using work-based activities and internships.

Students are provided with a flexible learning schedule, financial literacy instruction and exposure to various types of industries. Based on their area of interest, students then attend work-readiness trainings at Colorado Homebuilding Academy, Colorado Area Health Education Center or a local hospitality partner and earn industry certifications and participate in paid internships. 

“The program helped everyone in my class gain friends, get more involved with school and closer to graduating,” said Eva Moreno, 17, who will be interning with Covenant Village of Colorado as part of her goal to become a certified nursing assistant.

“I care a lot for our seniors and I have a lot of empathy. I think I have the skills that it takes to be a CNA,” she said.

Moreno is one of six students following a medical pathway.

Others are learning construction and hospitality.

“I really like cooking for people and I just want to be able to make it into a career,” said Gabe Schable, who will be focusing his internship on the culinary arts. For him, the most exciting part of the program is getting real-world experience by shadowing a professional chef.

Schable was one of six students to sign an internship intent letter with Mountain Vista Senior Living Community, which is taking on interns in both medical and hospitality-related positions.

Students who signed internship letters are looking forward to getting a job in their field when they graduate high school.

“I’m really happy to get this opportunity,” said Mikayla Grant, 18, who will be shadowing admissions at Mountain Vista. “Career Explore has really helped me though a lot. My classmates are my new family.”

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