Job Shadowing Program

Job shadowing links schools and businesses by providing students with an opportunity to spend time in a real workplace. Students learn from professionals about the skills and competencies necessary to be successful. They need this kind of connection to businesses, because in today’s service economy they often do not know exactly what adults do at work, as young people did in agrarian and industrial times.

Job shadowing links schools and businesses by providing students with an opportunity to spend time in a real workplace. Students learn from professionals about the skills and competencies necessary to be successful. They need this kind of connection to businesses, because in today’s service economy they often do not know exactly what adults do at work, as young people did in agrarian and industrial times.

Job shadowing helps students learn about work by taking them behind the scenes in a business, often providing their first real look at jobs in the 21st Century. Spending time at a work site can even help change students’ attitudes about school and about their future. This program acts as a bridge between young people making career decisions with the potential employees in particular fields of interest. It aims at creating awareness and expanding horizons for students so that they can be exposed to different academic, extra-curricular and leadership opportunities.

The Program serves as a platform which will enable the students to learn from employers the available job market for their fields of study as well as what to expect in those fields.

The goal is to enable students to learn and earn skills of their career choices as they transition to higher education.

Job shadowing provides an opportunity for partnership between students and organizations that will result in:

  • An opportunity for students to experience “real life” work in a career field,
  • Motivate students to expand and meet their educational career goals,
  • Develop a working relationship between students and future employers,
  • To trigger a generation of well prepared and motivated employees,
  • An opportunity for students to see a relationship between their educational experience and their career choice.
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