Julie Wilmes is the Apprenticeship Program Lead of the high school youth apprenticeship program at Pinnacol Assurance in Denver, Colorado. Julie worked as a teacher in Douglas County and Cherry Creek Schools for 10 years, before doing instructional design and training with DirecTV and AT&T. Her apprenticeship program has been featured in Education Week, the Denver Business Journal, 5280 Magazine, and received partnership recognition awards from Denver Public Schools and CareerWise Colorado. She loves to volunteer and is involved with volunteer coordination for Florence Crittenton Services. Through these partnerships she is able to pursue her passion of helping young people find access to opportunities. Julie holds a master’s in Education from the University of Colorado Denver. A Colorado native, Julie loves hiking, traveling, reading, and cooking.

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