Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2022

UPDATES Works News CCI Foundation Winter Conference The CCI Foundation Winter Conference was held November 29 – December 1, 2021, in El Paso County. This annual event had nearly 400 county commissioners, administrators, human service directors, road & bridge supervisors, other county employees and corporate partners in attendance. This three-day event brings together county leadership to share best practices and learn new ways of doing their respective jobs. County delegates heard from state leadership including Governor Jared Polis and directors from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Topics presented and discussed including the Colorado River Compact, the American Rescue Plan Act, proposed legislation for 2022, off-system Over 2300 students from Castle View and Douglas County High Schools learned from various industry representatives and colleges, what it will take to reach their future career goals. Exhibitors (with a total of 65 booths) spanned the following career pathways as well as representation from higher education: • Construction, Skilled Trades, Technical Science, & Advanced Manufacturing • Cybersecurity, Information Technology, STEM, Art & Design • Health Science, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety • Business, Marketing, and Public Administration • Hospitality, Education, and Human Services • Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy • Military Branch • Higher Education Douglas County School District – Your FUTURE CAREER Showcase, hosted by Castle View High School bridge funding, asphalt supply, affordable housing, greenhouse gas reduction, opioid settlement, tax policy and behavioral health. The CCI Foundation wishes to thank Wagner Equipment, CTSI, Magellan Strategies, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and Enterprise Fleet Management for their support of this event. The CCI Foundation holds two conferences annually to educate members and share best practices. Conferences in 2022 will be held May 31-June 2, 2022 in Eagle County and November 28-30, 2022 in El Paso County. Visit www.ccionline.org for the most up to date information on these conferences or contact Annie Olson at aolson@ccionline.org. 8| ColoradoPublic Works Journal This same group will be present on March 30th for our second and final showcase of the year. Ponderosa HS will play host to that event. Both events were a collaborative effort between DCSD Counselors and the DCSD Postsecondary Readiness departments. For more information on joining these types of events or hosting an intern from one of our nine high schools or any of the other work-based learning activities (industry tours, guest speaking at the high schools, or part-time employment of our students) please contact the DCSD WBL Program Specialist: Kathy Frommer/ kfrommer@dcsdk12.org or call 303-519-7134.

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