FLHS offers a career cluster focus each month, with industry speakers, off-site tours and post-secondary connections.
September 2022: Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences
October 2022: Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy
November 2022: STEM, Media Arts and Informational Technology
January 2023: Health, Criminal Justice and Public Safety
February 2023: Business, Finance and Public Administration
March 2023: Hospitality, Tourism, Education and Human Services
April 2023: Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness
In April 2023 in coordination with Weld County Workforce Center and the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce, FLHS will be holding its annual career fair and summer job opportunity event.
Certification and Training:
All of FLHS's Career and Technical Education pathways offer a variety of certification opportunities in their upper level courses. If a certification is something you would like to obtain while in high school, work with your counselor to ensure that your schedule includes all pathway prerequisites.
Weld County Workforce Center offers training through the ESWC Program (link to https://www.weld.gov/Government/Departments/Human-Services/Employment-Services/ESWC-Program-Inquiry).
Speak to your counselor to arrange absences on the days you will need to attend the training.
Job Shadowing and Mentors:
Job Shadowing allows for you to shadow an employee in your chosen field for a selected period of time to observe the scope of the job and a typical day within that business or field.
Mentors are professionals within your chosen field that you can contact with specific questions about that field. Mentorships range from a one-time QandA session to long-term guidance from a professional within your desired field.
Through partnerships with community businesses we are able to offer internships and work-based credit. These opportunities are open to senior level students. If you are interested in these opportunities you should contact your counselor during Spring of your Junior year to ensure that you qualify and can arrange your schedule to facilitate your internship hours. There are a variety of internships available and companies express interest as their needs arise. If there is a specific field you want to try through an internship, speak to your counselor.
Employment Services of Weld County/Fort Lupton is a comprehensive workforce center which connects resources for employment, education, and training services. Employment Services of Weld County offers these services at the local, state, and national level.
Employment Services of Weld County prides itself in offering self-service resources, promotion of personal and career development, furnishing access to Internet tools for employment and training opportunities, and providing information about both local and regional employers, as well as other labor markets.
Employment Services of Weld County also strives to assist those local and regional employers with applicant referrals and other employer specific services.
Our courteous and professional staff provide a wide variety of services, including labor exchange, job referrals, skills assessment, eligibility screening for career counseling, and training programs.Fort Lupton-2950 9th St.,PO Box 1805 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 Phone: 303-847-2725
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FYI--A Couple great job search apps are:
Career Key- https://www.careerkey.org/
My Majors- https://www.mymajors.com/
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Employment Services of Weld County at Fort Lupton
2950 9th Street
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
P.O. Box 1805
Phone Number: (303) 857-2725
Fax: (303) 637-2436
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Six Advantages of Working After High School by Heather Skyler; Updated April 16, 2018
There are several reasons why waiting on college can be a good idea.
Earn Money/Instead of Spending It
Unless you've been offered a full scholarship, going to college will cost you or your family money. And even if your schooling is paid for, you'll still need money for food, lodging, books, trips home, entertainment and more. Taking a year or two off to work and save money, especially if you're able to remain living for free with your parents, can be a very wise idea.
Learn to Appreciate School
Most kids who finish up their 12 mandatory years of school are pretty sick of it by the time they graduate. While college is quite a different experience than high school, it still involves classrooms, books and even more studying. Taking a year or more to work can really help you value your college education. A year away from school can make the heart grow fonder of thinking and learning, especially if your job is tedious menial labor. The monotony of certain jobs tops the monotony of a classroom any day.
Gain Life ExperienceCollege is a fairly sheltered environment. Often, you end up hanging around with the same types of people you knew in high school. Even if personalities vary, you will most likely find yourself in a group of people who are the same age as you, doing the same things you do every day. Work, on the other hand, can expose you to a wider range of people. The ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and hopes and dreams of your coworkers will be quite different than your own, and this is a good thing. It won't hurt to bring a bit more life knowledge to college, when you do decide to attend.
Gain Independence Earning your own money is a great way to learn how to manage it. And managing your own money is one of the first paths to independence. If you live on your own while you work, you'll gain even more life skills, including paying rent, paying utilities, buying your own groceries, gas and more.
Put More Thought Into Your Future Career
So many kids arrive at college and immediately have to decide on a major field of study. Most schools don't require you to choose a major until the end of your second year, but having a major from the start will help you to graduate on time and get the classes that you need. However, not many of us know what we want to study when we first arrive at college. Taking time off to work will also give you time to think. And if your job is washing dishes or busing tables, your brain will have a lot of free time to wander and consider career choices. You'll also have time to do a bit of research on different professions or maybe even secure a paid internship at a company to find out what type of work you'd like to do.
Decide if School Is the Right Path for You
It's possible you'll like working so much more than being in school that you decide to forgo college altogether. I know the common mantra is you can't get a good job without a college degree, but that is changing a bit. Some companies offer apprenticeships, and some professions favor work experience much more than a degree. Besides, you can always change your mind later on and attend a university. College isn't going anywhere.