The Job Shadowing Project allows a student to explore a specific career of interest by observing an employee perform their work duties at their place of employment. The experience should provide realistic career information that will aid the student in making career choices.
The Job Shadowing Project work experience may be the first time the student has left the comfort zone of the school and experienced the real world of work. Once getting over any initial shyness however, students are enthusiastic learners, eager to listen to new adult role models and grateful for the time the employee spends with them.
The student agrees to be punctual and to complete the time commitment. They will be asked to be appropriately dressed, research and prepare some questions to ask during their visit, and participate in suggested activities if invited to do so.
The Job Shadowing Project provides the following forms and instructions: Project Instructions, Project Checklist, Employer Forms, Parent/Guardian Forms, Transportation Form, Project Written Report Criteria, Employer Evaluation Form.