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. Classroom exercises conducted prior to and following the job shadow experience are designed to help students connect their experience to their course work and relate the visits directly to career pathways, related skill requirements, and postsecondary educational options.
Why should employers support job shadows?
For employers, hosting job shadows is a chance to make a difference in the workforce of the future without making a major time commitment. It's exciting to help students make the link between learning and earning and many employers state that they and their employees discover new skills and talents in the process of sharing their job skills.
Why should students participate in job shadowing?