Job Shadowing is a way for students to learn about a job in which they are interested by watching a person do that job. A variety of employers will participate in the program by allowing their employees to be Job Site Sponsors. Students will have the opportunity to talk with and watch the Job Site Sponsors while they are working. Students will spend a minimum of four hours observing a Job Site Sponsor while working. The goal is to learn as much as possible by watching, listening, asking good questions, and taking good notes.
Job shadowing is a valuable learning experience that a regular classroom cannot possibly offer students, and one of the many goals of the program is for students to be able to connect their classroom learning to the skills needed for their future career. This will not only show students the relevance of what they learn in the classroom, but also introduce them to the requirements of their future careers. Another goal of the program is for students to make connections and build relationships within their local community.
The job shadowing program is reserved for seniors and is designed as a one-day experience where students observe or "shadow" an employee in their chosen profession.
Students interested in job shadowing should contact Ms. Little, Workforce Development Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-626-0236 x2004.