Employability Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Students participate in Diversity Employment Day Career Fair in Denver (photo 1). BtL student working on a vehicle at his work-study site, Groff’s Automotive (photo 2). Two students participating in Getting Around the Community workshop navigate their way through a local neighborhood to find the Pioneer Museum (photo 3).

Two female students pose with a presenter at Diversity Job Fair in Denver

BtL student works on vehicle at Groff's Automotives 3 two students navigate neighborhood


BtL students participate in a number of activities related to a monthly theme. Students take field trips to  various locations where they receive insight into different aspects of the theme. Themes during the school year include the following: Disability Awareness, Government, Financial Responsibility, Living Arrangements, Relationships, Health, Community Service and Recreation.

January theme focused on Healthy Eating and Exercise Methods. For the first activity, students and staff went to Skate City to experience a form of exercise. Later in the month, BtL students and staff attended an awesome presentation at Mountain Mamas Natural Food. The presentation was informative and interesting and concluded with samples of some healthy treats. The last event involved hands-on cooking at Adam’s Mountain Café. Guided by restaurant chefs and with the support of BtL staff, students created delicious food that they were able to enjoy in the dining area of the Cafe’.

1 male student spreads pizza sauce onto dough while other students prep various food 2 A table is set for lunch, featuring the plates of food the students created. 3 BtL students and staff stand next to staff in front of Adam's Mountain Cafe'

CSDB’s juniors spent the day with construction crews. Students participated in hands on activities, such as building, electrical, operating large machinery equipment and many other construction careers. Pictures are from this year’s event.

Students building a stud wall Student operating a remote controlled trench roller

  Parents interested in the Employability Center’s On the Job Training (OJT) or Bridges to Life (BtL) Programs have the opportunity to attend a new parent workshop to receive information concerning these programs for incoming seniors and BtL students. 
CSDB’s Freshman will spend the morning at local business sites, seeing first hand the different jobs available. Pictures are from last year’s event which was held February 24, 2017. Students look on as a Broadmoor cafeteria worker explains the different kitchen machines (photo 1). A BtL student working at Grizzly Collision and Customs stands by as a freshman holds a power tool used for the job (photo2).

students with an interpreter watching a demonstration           2  student holding a pneumatic driver

 The mission of the Steps to Success event is to connect students with adult agencies, post-secondary training and careers. Students are led to different locations based on their future plans. In the past, CSDB has hosted over 120 different agencies, representatives and speakers.  The photos below are from 2016’s event. Elementary students watching videos of various staff during lunch (photo 1). Students receiving information from various vendors (photos 2 & 3).

elementary students watching a TV with teacher explaining what is happening Elementary Students receiving information from various vendors elementary student receiving information from various vendors

 Senior Decision Day is an important date for CSDB’s graduating class of 2018. On this day, May 7th, seniors will decide if they take their diploma. Seniors, who choose not to take their diploma, have the option to continue their education until they are 21 years of age in CSDB’s Bridges to Life Program or their school district’s transition program.
Registration for the Career Start program at Pikes Peak Community College takes place in March. 
Every year the Employability Center hosts an Employer Appreciation and Networking Event. At this event, area businesses are recognized for supporting our OJT and BtL students through CSDB’s work study program. Furthermore, each employer has the opportunity to share a brief description of the services they offer the community. Photos are from last year’s event that was held on May 4, 2017. Employers and students sitting at tables listening to various speakers (photo 1). Superintendent Mrs. Hilty chatting with an employer (photo 2). Student sits with her employer at this event (photo 3).

1 Students and employers are sitting at tables, listening to the speakers.   2 A student introduces Superintendent Mrs. Hilty to his boss..  3 OJT student posing for a picture with her employer.