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Greetings!  The B.E.C. will no longer support work-based learning and internships after the '22-'23 school year.  For more information, please visit the B.E.C. Transition page.

Cultivating Excellence, Ingenuity and Creativity

The Business & Education Connection (BEC) connects high school students at Animas, Big Picture and Durango High Schools with work-based learning and internship opportunities in professional environments. For students, these internship experiences provide hands-on application and real-world connections to their education, bridging the gap from classroom to career and better equipping students to make well informed decisions about their steps after high school. For our professional business partners, the BEC offers a one-stop-shop to connect to internships and work-based learning opportunities with young adults, creating an avenue to build and grow our area’s future workforce as well as an opportunity to give back to the community through high value mentorship experiences!


Intern at Hanger Clinic 


The Business & Education Connection aims to transform the educational experience of area students, connecting their classroom learning to their interests and strengths through in person work-based learning opportunities. With business collaboration, all students will graduate prepared to contribute to the workforce, make a living wage, and clear on their educational path forward.  


Intern at Anytime Fitness

For More Information:

Marie Kehm

Work-Based Learning Coordinator

(970) 828-2701

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