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Business Partnership Opportunities

Current Opportunities:

  • Business Community Connector - Winter 2023/2024 Newsletter.  Learn all about the opportunities below plus updates about how TSD students are engaging in work-based learning and career exploration.
  • February 27, 2024. Ready, Set, Go! Work-Based Learning Fair for TSD high school students and parents. 
    • Host an "Opportunity Booth" to share your opportunities with students and parents.  Recruit for: internships, apprenticeships, part-time/summer job openings, career opportunities for graduating seniors, volunteer opportunities, job shadows, and more!
    • Learn more and register
  • February 28 & 29, 2024. Mock Interviews for Thompson Career Campus students in Loveland.
    • Conduct 15 minute mock interviews and participate in a panel discussion for students in the TCC pathways: Health Science, Design & Manufacturing, and Construction Skilled Trades.
    • Learn more and register

Spring 2024 CTE Advisory Council Meetings:

Businesses are invited to share feedback with our Career & Technical Education teachers and administrators! These CTE Advisory meetings are listening sessions where businesses provide educators with valuable information regarding curriculum, industry trends, technology, technical and essential skills in order to keep our programs current and serving the needs of industry in our region. We are proud to partner with Poudre School District for these meetings and thank them for hosting these events at the PSD Future Ready Center located in the Foothills Mall in Fort Collins. These events include breakfast and require registration - links below!

  • Manufacturing & Engineering - Thursday, February 1, 7:30am to 11:00am. This meeting is hosted by the NoCo Manufacturing Sector Partnership and will be held at High Country Beverage in Johnstown. Link to register.
  • Business & Marketing - Thursday, February 8, 8:45am to 9:45am at PSD Future Ready Center. Link to register.
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources, Energy, and Outdoor Recreational Leadership - Thursday, February 29, 8:30am to 9:30am at PSD Future Ready Center. Link to register.
  • Culinary, Interior/Fashion Design, and Education - Thursday, March 28, 8:30am to 9:30am at PSD Future Ready Center. Link to register.

Learn about the full menu of opportunities where YOU can be an active partner in a TSD student's career education.

Contact: Susan Scott, TSD Business Community Coordinator. or 970.541.1232

Join the XELLO Work-Based Learning Network and make the biggest IMPACT on the MOST STUDENTS & EDUCATORS 

Connect with tomorrow's talent, today - in Thompson and regionwide!

Thompson School District is a proud member of the NoCo Inspire K12 Work-Based Learning Collaborative which is made up of school districts in our area that share the XELLO WBL Network and work together to connect with businesses for the mutual benefit of industry and education. Our Xello WBL software platform allows YOU to reach over 19,000 high school students and educators in Larimer and Weld counties by posting opportunities like:

  • Part-time / summer jobs for current students and full-time employment after graduation
  • Internships and Apprenticeships
  • Job Shadows, Informational Interviews, and Career Tours
  • Guest speaking, mentorship
  • Volunteer opportunities

The Collaborative is made up of 6 school districts in NoCo (as well as a regional business liaison):

  • Thompson School District
  • Poudre School District
  • Estes Park School District
  • Weld RE-5 (Johnstown/Milliken)
  • Weld RE-4 (Windsor/Severance)
  • Colorado Early Colleges Ft. Collins High School

Connect and get started! 

Contact Susan Scott, TSD Business Community Coordinator at or 970-541-1232 or click the link below to learn more.


Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Business & Community Partners

  • Access the youth workforce pipeline

  • Diversify your talent pool
  • Provide professional development opportunities for employees to serve as mentors
  • Increase brand recognition
  • Support our local community and workforce development
  • Connect with over 13,000 high school students and educators in NoCo!

Connect through a CTE Advisory Council

Twice a year for each of our Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs, we meet with business partners to gain insight into the current trends in industry including the skills, certifications, tools, and knowledge students need to be successful in a career.

Advisory Councils are held in fall and spring.  

Contact: Andy Stevens, TSD CTE Director.

T3 - Thompson Tomorrow's Today: Career Readiness in grades K-8

This program is funded through a generous grant from OtterCares and focuses on building an entrepreneurial mindset and career and college readiness in our Kindergarten through 8th grade students with the goals of bringing together education and industry in order to: 

  • Increase self-awareness for students in relation to the world of work
  • Provide relevant real-world experiences for students provided by industry partners
  • Develop in-demand essential skills valuable to students and business partners