ccusd workforce

  • Local businesses who would like to get an intern with the CSHS Workforce Development program please click HERE to download the form.  Please complete and email to Louise Rochford, Career & Technical Education Director, at 

  • For more information and a STUDENT application, please click HERE.  Please submit completed applications to

The Career Builders Program is a partnership and collaboration between the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Cactus Shadows High School Career and Technical Education Department.

Cactus Shadows High School seniors are matched with a local Chamber member business to job shadow, intern and obtain work experience.

It also provides local businesses the chance to help our youth to prepare to be contributing members of the workforce.

Job Shadowing and Internship programs enhance the employability of youth by allowing youth to see what working in a field is really like and providing the real life forum for discussion of various careers and their required skills.  Through the career builders program, youth gain greater clarity about academic and vocational options and opportunities.

In addition, these students that are employed by a Chamber member business are eligible to submit an application to the Chamber for a chance to win the CTE Achievement Scholarship given to a Cactus Shadows High School senior.  Each year a $3000 scholarship is given to one student selected by the Chamber scholarship committee.

Professional Fields Included in the Program

  • The following fields are included in the Cactus Shadows High School Internship Program:

    • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources:  Food Products and Processing Systems, Plant & Animal Systems, Power, Structural & Technical Systems, Natural Resources, Environmental Service & Agribusiness Systems
    • Architecture and Construction: Design/Pre-Construction, Construction, Maintenance/Operations
    • Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications:  Audio/Video Technology & Film, Printing Technology, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Journalism & Broadcasting, Telecommunications
    • Business Management and Administration:  Management, Business Financial Management & Accounting, Human Resources, Business Analysis, Marketing, Administrative & Information Support
    • Education and Training:  Administration & Administrative Support, Profess