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TSD Work-Based Learning Opportunities & News - March 7, 2022

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Think Spring and Summer! What's in this Issue:

This issue of the Career Compass is jam-packed with opportunities for TSD high school students and new graduates to explore career paths, build technical and essential skills, gain experience, and earn money too!


  • CareerWise Apprenticeships
  • PAID Summer Internships
  • Employment and Certifications through Columbine Health Systems
  • Summer Employment in Parks, Recreation, and Aquatics
  • inCompass Fast Track Internship Program for Seniors
  • Larimer County Conservation Corps
  • How to Apply for WBL Opportunities in the Xello Work-Based Learning Network

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CareerWise Colorado Apprenticeships - Earn While You Learn!

Priority Application Deadline is April 16th!

Set up your CareerWise profile now and Apply Early for best opportunity.


Apprenticeship Basics:
  • 2 and 3 year options starting summer 2022
  • Attend school part-time, work at your apprenticeship part-time (work and earn more during breaks and summer)
  • EARN $30,000-$40,000 in wages
  • EARN a nationally-recognized industry credential
  • EARN free college credit or other related training
  • EARN 1.5 elective credits per semester


Are You Eligible?

  • Current sophomores and juniors may apply
  • Age 16 by June 2022
  • Provide your own transportation to and from apprenticeship
  • Class schedule can accommodate an apprenticeship and student is on track for on-time high school graduation
  • Some apprenticeships may require immunizations, drug screen, background check or other pre-requisites


HOW TO APPLY:

  • Request the Opportunity in Xello
  • Connect with your school's WBL Coordinator for eligibility check, application information, and resume/interview support
  • Create a Student Profile in the CareerWise Hiring Hub (resume optional, but recommended).
  • Once your profile is approved by your WBL Coordinator, Apply for positions in the Hiring Hub! Priority Application Deadline is April 16th. Apply early for best opportunity.


More Information about Apprenticeships and CareerWise Colorado:

NEW CareerWise Apprenticeship just added 4/11/2022

FirstBank is hiring 2 Personal Banking Representative Apprentices for their

  • Process bank transactions, open new accounts, and sell bank services
  • Open only to current juniors to apply. 2 year apprenticeship.
  • Employer: FirstBank
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Locations: Loveland Branch (Taft & Eisenhower) and Fort Collins Branch (Harmony)
  • Starting wage: $17.75/hour. $50 monthly stipend for Spanish speaking apprentices.

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inCompass Fast Track - Summer Internship & Employment Program for High School Seniors

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development coordinates this program that provides transitional support with your employment and educational goals through workshops, resume assistance, interviewing preparation, and post-secondary guidance. Cash bonuses for program goal completion.


15 positions available. Apply today! Space is limited.


  • Eligibility: High school seniors on track to graduate, age 16-21 years old, U.S. Citizen and Larimer County resident who meet both low income and challenge to employment requirements outlined in the application
  • Pay rate: $15/hour
  • Hours/schedule: Interns complete approximately 250 hours during June-August.
  • Location: Internships available in various locations in Larimer County


Application process:

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Stage Production/ Auditorium Summer Internship with TSD Facility Services

Get behind the scenes with a PAID summer internship with TSD Facility Services. The intern will get to help produce sound and lights for summer productions at the TVHS auditorium and perform summer maintenance in various TSD school auditoriums with a focus on lighting, sound, and basic auditorium upkeep.


  • Who can apply: Open to current sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors. Must be age 16 by start of internship, June 2022.
  • Pay rate: $14/hour
  • Hours/schedule: Approximately 65 hours during summer 2022. Flexible scheduling: average 10-15 hrs/week; some nights and weekends.
  • Location: TVHS auditorium and other school sites.
  • Credit: Students can earn elective credit, assigned retroactively.


Application Process:

  • Request the Opportunity in Xello
  • Connect with your school's Work-Based Learning Coordinator for application details and resume/interview support
  • Complete application form provided by your WBL Coordinator and upload resume.
  • Application deadline is April 15th, 2022

Grounds Maintenance Summer Internship with TSD Facilities

Keep our athletic facilities in top shape with a PAID summer internship with TSD Facility Services. The intern will get to perform mowing operations, trimming, turf maintenance, irrigation maintenance and repair, and assist with building and installing fences and signage. This internship is a great option for student athletes with flexible scheduling to allow for practice schedules.


  • Who can apply: Open to current sophomores and juniors. Must be age 16 by start of internship, end of May 2022. 10+ positions available.
  • Pay rate: $13.76/hour
  • Hours/schedule: Average of 20+ hours/week. Internship runs from May 31st to August 5th, approximately. Flexible scheduling: average 10-15 hrs/week.
  • Location: School sites throughout TSD.
  • Credit: Students can earn elective credit, assigned retroactively.


Application Process:

  • Request the Opportunity in Xello
  • Connect with your school's Work-Based Learning Coordinator for application details and resume/interview support
  • Complete application form provided by your WBL Coordinator and upload resume.
  • Application deadline is May 6th, 2022

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IT Support Technician Internship with TSD Innovative Technology Services

TSD Innovative Technology Services hosts several different opportunities for students throughout the school year and summer:


  • School year internships - Register for Course 5092 - IT Support Tech Internship. You'll gain experience supporting staff and students in your home high school through hardware and software tech support. Available at all high schools and open to grades 9-12.
  • Summer internships - A limited number of paid summer internships are available to process and ready all of the student devices for the new school year.
  • CareerWise Apprenticeship: Look for the IT Support Technician Apprenticeship this fall for a January 2023 start date. Starting wage $15.00/hour, multiple certifications earned.


Application Process:

  • Request the Opportunity in Xello
  • Connect with your Work-Based Learning Coordinator for the application form link - no resume required
  • Interview with TSD ITS staff
  • Once selected, connect with your counselor to register for Course 5092 - Technical Support Intern
  • Application deadline is May 13, 2022

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Columbine Health Systems

Columbine Health Systems is a youth-friendly employer that offers scholarships for all employees to complete training and get certified in a variety of healthcare roles. With 3 locations in Loveland and more in Fort Collins and Windsor, plus the opportunity to earn 3 raises in the first year, Columbine Health Systems is a great place to work, learn, and grow in the Healthcare industry.


How to apply:


  • Request the Opportunity in Xello
  • Connect with your school's Work-Based Learning Coordinator for application details and resume/interview support
  • Learn more and apply at columbinehealth.com/employment
  • Or TEXT to apply! Send a text to 970-372-6360 with the position you're interested in: CAREGVR, PCP, CNA or KITCHEN

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Parks & Recreation and Aquatics - Summer Employment

City of Loveland Parks & Recreation hires youth for a variety of summer positions in Aquatics, Parks, Athletics, Summer Camps, Golf, Concessions, and Guest Services. Learn more and apply at: lovgov.org/jobs. Interested in Lifeguarding? Parks & Rec offers 2 lifeguard certification courses, April 10 to May 8 and May 11-14. Register at lovgov.org/webtrac


TSD Aquatic Facilities are currently hiring summer swimming lesson instructors. Competitive and/or extensive swimming experience is NOT required. Training will be provided and the work schedule is very flexible. For more information or to apply, please contact Nicole Bird, TSD Aquatics Facilities Manager, at nicole.bird@tsd.org.

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Larimer County Conservation Corps

LCCC will be fielding five cres this summer. This is an awesome opportunity for young adults, ages 16-25, to gain conservation experience, earn money, and potentially qualify for academic credit. LCCC is hiring crew leaders, assistant crew leaders and corps members for all crews.


The primary opportunity for high school students is Land Crew Corpsmember. The Land Crew is a full-time, temporary summer position for young adults, ages of 16-18. Throughout the season corps members:


  • Serve on local, state and federal lands throughout Northern Colorado
  • Perform projects such as trail construction and maintenance, ecological restoration and invasive species management
  • Participate in activities promoting personal and professional development, environmental awareness and community engagement
  • Term of Service: June 6, 2022 - August 11, 2022 (tentative)
  • Stipend Allotment: $5,120 total stipend paid in biweekly increments of $1,024
  • AmeriCorps Benefit: $1,342.86 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion for qualified individuals. This position may qualify for academic credit.



Application Instructions:

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HOW TO APPLY FOR WBL OPPORTUNITIES in XELLO

Interested in these opportunities? Check out our new Work-Based Learning Network that is part of the new XELLO career & college exploration software. In XELLO, you can explore careers and colleges, and discover local companies that are offering job shadows, internships, tours, and more!

Click HERE to learn how to find and request opportunities in XELLO.

Questions? Need help applying?

Application and resume support is available! Your school's Work-Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator and CareerWise staff are available to help you apply and prepare a resume. Resources including resume guides and templates can also be found here.


Here is your school's WBL Coordinator:

  • BHS: Amber Wharton - room 66
  • FHS/TCC: Suzanne Ellis - counseling office
  • LHS: Richy Lynn - room D17
  • MVHS: Erik Kaufhold - room E129
  • TVHS: Ryan Stillahn - room E20


For CareerWise application support - CareerWise Representative: Erika Germer erika.germer@careerwisecolorado.org


General information: Please contact Susan Scott, Business Community Coordinator.