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What’s so great about job shadowing?
Job shadowing immerses each student in the world of work where they can get first-hand information about job skills and careers. Job shadowing can provide experiences that are as unique as the students who participate. By bringing students into the workplace to see a professional at work, very real and tangible options come alive for them. Job shadowing provides exciting reasons why students should apply themselves in school. It creates a critical link between education and success.
Why Should Student Participate in Job shadowing?:
Helps students “test drive” a career.
Provides an environment in which they can network with professionals.
Demonstrates the connections between academics and careers and helps students learn by making their class work more relevant.
Identifies the skills, qualities, training, and education needed to succeed on the job.
Builds community partnerships between schools and businesses that enhance the educational experience of all students.
Introduces students to the requirements of professions and industries to help them prepare to join the workforce of the 21st century.
Encourages an ongoing relationship between young people and caring adults.