Tours For Teachers

Tours for Teachers supports workforce readiness, builds talent pipelines, and bridges the gap between educators and businesses in Castle Rock and Douglas County. The program offers in-depth discussions and behind-the-scenes tours of local industries to help educators collaborate with businesses, preparing students for the workforce.

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Help Your Students Succeed!

Tours for Teachers, a program by Castle Rock Chamber, is designed to help educators bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world skills.

By participating in these behind-the-scenes tours of local businesses and industries in Douglas County, teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff gain valuable insights into current workforce needs and career opportunities, allowing them to better prepare students for the future.

Receive 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit per tour!

To participate, simply submit your application by the deadline and get ready to enrich your understanding of the workforce, earning 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) per tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to equip your students for success!

Deadline: Submit your application by September 8, 2024!

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UPCOMING TOURS

Tour 1: Healthcare

  • Tour Date: October [Date], 2024
  • Locations: Arapahoe Community College, Sky Ridge Medical Center, AdventHealth Castle Rock, Brookside In

Tour 2: Utility, Finance & Automotive

  • Tour Date: November [Date], 2024
  • Locations: Town of Castle Rock Water, CORE Electric Cooperative, Christian Brothers Automotive, ANB Bank, Black Hills Energy

Tour 3: Technology

  • Tour Date: December [Date], 2024
  • Locations: DCSD Legacy Campus, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace (TBD)
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Tours for Teachers Testimonials

“Tours for Teachers has enhanced the classroom experience for our students and the participating teachers have expanded their network in their career pathways. Touring our chamber member’s businesses has given me the opportunity to learn what the hiring needs are for these businesses, in turn, couching our students more accurately.  Without my chamber membership, connecting with our community of businesses would have been challenging. The rapport established with these leaders has opened doors to additional work-based learning opportunities for our students; internships, apprenticeships, employment opportunities, and other business engagement in our DCSD classrooms.”

Kathy Frommer, Douglas County School District

“Being involved in the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce allows us to increase our visibility within the community and build valuable relationships with other businesses serving Castle Rock.  Further, our involvement with the Tours for Teachers program has furthered this opportunity for being visible throughout Douglas County and hopefully promoting the long-term development of available workforce throughout the area.”

Steve Peterson, Christian Brothers Automotive

UNDERSTANDING WORKFORCE NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Designed for teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff, this program equips you with insights into current and future workforce needs.

  • Build Bridges: Foster communication between educators and local businesses.
  • Invaluable Resources: Provide critical resources for students entering the workforce.
  • Career Opportunities: Promote “earn while you learn” initiatives.
  • Closing the Gap: Reduce training-to-productivity time for students.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Aloha Fund
Arapahoe Community College
Black Hills Energy
Town of Castle Rock Colorado
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Brookside inn skilled nursing and rehab
ANB Bank
advent health
douglas county school district
Bellco
AD Works
CORE Electric Cooperative
christian brothers automotive
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Springer Charitable Fund