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Student Testimonials
I have been in the health Occupations classes for two years now. From my experiences, I have learned that I wanted to become a physical therapist. I have been on a couple of job shadows before but I never really knew what happened in emergency rooms and clinics. When I finally got the chance to go on a job shadow to a local physical therapy clinic, I found that I really enjoyed seeing what a physical therapist does. I used to want to be a surgeon but since I didn’t get to a chance to job shadow a surgeon, I changed my career path. Job shadows have a major impact on me so I know what to expect, and what there is to do.
by Andy C.
Employer Testimonials
It has been such a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to mentor these young ladies from Barbara Roberts. I have been so impressed, as I have gotten to know the girls, at their determination to succeed against difficult odds. I sincerely hope that whatever contribution that we are able to make will help them achieve the goals that they have set for their futures.
by Bonnie Beam, BJB Design

Job Shadow

WHAT IS A JOB SHADOW?
 

JOB SHADOWS provide an opportunity for students to spend four or more hours with one or more employees at a business site.  Employers introduce students to potential careers by allowing them to observe the jobs of individual workers by shadowing their daily routines and activities.  They provide students with a look at the world or work and the range of career opportunities available to them.  Employers should provide general information about their jobs, required skills, education and training requirements.

Job Shadow Checklist

For all the tools and forms you will need to complete your Job Shadow-from the Application to the Evaluation- go to the STUDENT TOOLBOX. 


THE STUDENT WILL…

  • Meet performance and attendance criteria set by the school.
  • Complete assignments and participate in career exploration activities.
  • Obtain parental / teacher permission to participate.
  • Arrange transportation to arrive and depart as scheduled.
  • Dress appropriately for the worksite.
  • Display polite and courteous behavior.
  • Ask relevant and thoughtful questions prepared in advance.
  • Complete an evaluation and other documentation.

THE EMPLOYER WILL…

  • Serve as host and identify appropriate individuals to participate.
  • Receive confirmation of the job shadow.
  • Include the student in their normal work activities.
  • Share how their career path evolved.
  • Explain how their department / job relates to the organization.
  • Discuss education and training needed to perform the job.
  • Answer student questions.
  • Evaluate the student’s performance during the job shadow appointment.