Shannon Nicholas

Work-Based Learning in Colorado – Guides for Business and Education

In Peyton School District, students work with $800,000 worth of the latest high-tech woods machinery and equipment. In Denver Public Schools, hundreds of students participated in career training opportunities via the CareerConnect – CareerLaunch Internship Program in 2016. These are

Shannon Nicholas

Accelerating Work-Based Learning at the 2017 Sectors Summit

The Sectors Summit, aimed at accelerating work-based learning statewide, was the largest gathering of its kind in Colorado. Hosted by the TalentFound Network – which includes Colorado Succeeds -the summit brought together more than 500 attendees from business, K-12 education, post-secondary

Shannon Nicholas

Manufacturing Relevance and Real-World Skills in Peyton, Colorado

It may seem like an unlikely location for an innovative, career and technical education (CTE) model, but a formerly abandoned middle school building in rural Peyton, Colorado, is now teeming with life, thanks to the efforts of a small group

Boomtown creators Nick Titus and Sam Everett of Centaurus High School. Photo Source: Boulder Daily Camera
Shannon Nicholas

How a Science Project Becomes a Company

Do you remember what you were doing at the age of 17? If you’re like most of us, your days were probably filled with going to school, completing homework, participating in sports or clubs, and hanging out with friends.