tours for teachers

Tours for Teachers is a program that shows firsthand principals, administrators, teachers, counselors and other staff the current and future workforce needs, what opportunities are available and how to better equip your students to enter the career field.

The Castle Rock Chamber Workforce Readiness Program is excited about your desire to participate in the Tours for Teachers Program.

Tours for Teachers aims to support workforce readiness, build talent pipelines, and bridge the gap between educators and businesses within Castle Rock and Douglas County. The Tours for Teachers program provides an in-depth discussion and “behind the scenes” tour of local businesses and industries in Douglas County, allowing educators to collaborate with business leaders to prepare the students to enter the workforce.

By opening the communication between both local businesses and educators, we will provide students the resources needed to enter the workforce, promote earning while you learn career opportunities, and reduce the “training to productivity” gap. Therefore, creating a winning collaboration for our education system and business leaders.

Designed for teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff, giving them resources and insight to help understand the workforce needs of today and the future.


Receive 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit per tour!

Tour 1 (October 12): HealthcareTours include: Arapahoe Community College, Sky Ridge Medical Center, AdventHealth Castle Rock (formerly Centura Adventist Hospital), Brookside Inn

Tour 2 (November 9): Utility, Finance & Automotive — Tours include: Town of Castle Rock Water, CORE Electric Cooperative, Christian Brothers Automotive, ANB Bank, Black Hills Energy

Tour 3 (December 7): TechnologyTours include: DCSD Legacy Campus, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace (TBD)


Application Deadline: September 8, 2023


Tours For Teachers 2022

Tours for Teachers 2023

Thank You To Our Sponsors

aloha fund
arapahoe community college
advent health logo
anb bank logo
AD works logo
arapahoe community college
town of castle rock logo
black hills energy
brookside inn
christian brothers logo
CORE logo
douglas county school district
sky ridge medical center logo
lockheed martin logo
springer family fund

Tours for Teachers By the Numbers – Fall 2022

The Castle Rock Chamber, with support of Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Douglas County School District, and Arapahoe Community College, kicked off the Inaugural Tours for Teachers program with:

17 Educators

14 Industries Represented

12 Douglas County Schools Represented

6 Industry Tours

4 Employer Presentations

3 Networking Events with Business & Industry Leaders

2 Education Tours

2 DCSD Internships Secured During the Program

1 Virtual Tour of CALF (Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation)

Want to learn more or get involved?

Contact Stacy Garmon, President/CEO