It’s Friday! Not only does this bring the long awaited weekend, but this particular Friday means something else. Friday, February 5th, also known as job shadow day.
Job shadow day is a special day where seventh grade students follow an adult through their occupation, and learn about what they do. “Job shadow day is a structured career activity where students play an active role in learning,” Mr. Rencher, the CTE/Workshop teacher at SJHS, said. “[It helps] students understand connections between education and careers.”
“I think it’s helpful to find out what you want to be when you grow up,” Daniel Harrison, a seventh grader at SJHS, said. Daniel job shadowed a Reams associate, saying that it was a good opportunity.
According to Clark Warren, another seventh grader taking part in job shadow day at SJHS, job shadow day is a great way to get job experience, not to mention an exciting way. “I’m excited because I get to skip school,” Clark said. Clark shadowed an elementary school teacher. “I kind of want to be a teacher,” he said about his choice.
Job shadow day is a really good thing for students, because they get job experience, are able to explore things they like, and have fun while doing it.