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Student Testimonials
Job shadows have very much so influenced my life powerfully. I have gotten an insight into many various careers in the medical field. A year ago, I had no idea there was a difference between and MRI tech, an ultrasound tech, and a radiologist, but as I job shadowed all those, I realized how different they all were. Before doing job shadows I didn’t realize there were so many choices I get to pick from to get a career. I used to know only of nurses and doctors, and job shadows helped me explore more, and also learn the different career choices and the responsibilities of each one of them.
by Liliya F.
Employer Testimonials
I just finished talking with another job shadow student. Since we are a small start-up company, students spend most of their time with me talking about career options in aviations. During the interviews, I hear concise lucid questions from well-prepared students. Their questions and attitude are clearly goal-oriented. Having students in our place of business offers us the opportunity to introduce young people to aviation and small business, to dispel any misconceptions and to encourage them to pursue their aviation career options.
by Jim Graham, Graham Aviation

Service Learning & Volunteerism

WHAT IS A SERVICE LEARNING & VOLUNTEERISM?

SERVICE LEARNING offers an intensive learning experience for student volunteers in which they can “try on” various adult roles while providing vital services to the community.  It is a program that demands responsibility and commitment, and it challenges students to participate actively in, and contribute to, the welfare of the community.

DURING THE SERVICE LEARNING, the student focuses on a need in their community.  These experiences usually consist of 50-100 hours.  Students receive academic credit, and learning objectives are established and agreed upon by the student, community supervisor and the teacher.  Students will learn about the value of service.  This experience will help the students grow:  to see relationships between prior experiences and future action and to see how a single experience relates to a broader context.  With guidance, the students should see the effects of poverty and true human need on society and understand the impact of their service.


THE STUDENT WILL…

  • Meet performance and attendance criteria set by the school and the community agency.
  • Complete required assignments.
  • Contact the employer confirming service learning times, location, etc.
  • Obtain parental / staff permission to participate.
  • Arrange transportation to arrive and depart as scheduled.
  • Dress appropriately for the community site.
  • Arrive and depart as scheduled.
  • Notify the community supervisor of absences in advance.

THE EMPLOYER WILL…

  • Serve as host and identify the participating community site supervisor.
  • Conduct an interview with the student to confirm the service learning agreement.
  • Discuss education and training needed to perform within this occupational area.
  • Answer student questions.
  • Call the supervising teacher if problems arise with the service learning assignment.
  • Prepare student evaluations as requested.
  • Provide meaningful tasks for the student to perform.