Posted November 17, 2023
DPS Spark career exploration programming with DCIS 6th graders Pet Partners, a local Denver non-profit, came to visit Ms. Verlet’s 6th Grade classes on Friday October, 30th. Students got to engage with two therapy dogs, Mr. Ollie, a Shetland Sheepdog, and Olive, a Golden Retriever by feeding, playing, and petting each dog. Students also created pet-related businesses where they designed a business name, a slogan, and a logo! Many students enjoyed tapping into their creativity to develop this project and Ms. Verlet was beyond happy with the work they produced.
The DPS Spark Early Career Exploration Program partners with Denver Metro area businesses and organizations to expose middle and elementary school students to professional work environments and inspire students to pursue high-demand, high-wage careers they may never have considered prior to participating. Learn more here!
Student career interest exploration Students in DPS learn about their career interests through the RIASEC framework; The RIASEC describes people according to six vocational personalities: Realistic Doers (R), Investigative Thinkers (I):, Artistic Creators (A), Social Helpers (S), Enterprising Persuaders (E), Conventional Organizers (C). Most people claim a combination of 2 or 3 themes. To learn more about careers at DPS and take the RIASEC Survey check out the Denver Public Schools Career Guide; English OR Spanish