CCS Job Shadow Project
A job shadowing experience 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.
Job-shadowing is a career-exploration activity at CCS that is designed for our middle-school students (8th grade) to help them determine a career path to follow. Students will have the opportunity to select a workplace and to spend a day can be a school day (excused absence), a day over a vacation or a weekend (hours depend on workplace). Students must arrange for their own transportation, they may go with a partner or a small group. Each student will then visit a workplace, ask participation professional questions, provide their own written report on the experience on a form provide and include at least one digital image from the job shadow, and send a thank-you note/letter via US Postal service or email.
Students can start to think about careers and can try on jobs by visiting workplaces and observing what goes on. By experiencing a workplace first-hand, you can learn a great deal more about a career than you can through research in print publications and on the Internet. Shadowing also helps students see how their textbook learning can be applied in the real world.