2014-15 Job Shadow!
Inviting all parents to host at least 3 students at their place of work -- and expose them to the "real world". Sign-up HERE!
What is Job Shadow Day?
Job Shadow Day is an exciting day for both students and employers. Students spend part of the day in the workplace "shadowing" employees through a normal day on the job. Students engage in early career exploration that leads to better-informed career (and post-high school) choices. Employers have the opportunity to present industry trends and career options to potential future employees.
When is Job Shadow Day?
It is on March 16, 2015
Why was it started?
When shadowing an employee on the job, a student is engaged in the world of work. Understanding the connection between academics and careers motivates students to actively search for meaning and relevance in what they are learning in the classroom. Students also find out what educational background, training and skills are sought after in specific professions.
Job Shadow Day is open to all employers interested in helping prepare our youth for tomorrow’s workforce. Over 100 local companies/organizations participate including HP, Keystone Credit Union, Flextronics, Granite Rock, Oracle, Best Physical Therapy, City of Cupertino, San Jose Mercury News and other organizations from various fields: medical, manufacturing, hospitality, high tech, internet, banking and finance, visual and performing arts institutions, non-profit, government, and other service industries.
Why would your company want to participate?
We ask that you host a minimum of 3 students for 3 hours or more. Most companies host from 9-12 noon. Some company hosts provide lunch and use the time to de-brief and have casual conversations with the students. Below are some things you may consider doing: