Kids2Careers offers high school students the opportunity to learn about a particular career path they may want to pursue. Qualified students apply for the opportunity to shadow a professional, to spend a few hours to a day on the job with an expert. As an observer, they will see how the professional goes about his or her daily tasks to better determine if the job is something that interests them.
Students who qualify will attend a workshop wherein, they will be instructed in the parameters of the program, (time, location, dress requirements, materials to bring, etc.), take a career inventory/interest survey, and identify and rank their preferences (3) for career shadowing. Students will research career preferences and develop a list of specific, thoughtful questions to ask their host employer. Students will prepare to answer questions about their own personal interests and goals. Students will work in pairs or teams to practice greeting, interview and social skills to enable them to make the most of their job shadowing experience.
Students who complete the workshop will be paired with a professional (host) in their one of their (top 3) established preference areas. Community Storehouse program staff and volunteers will identify and secure hosts for the students. Employer contacts will be provide to the student who will contact the host within 24 hours to schedule the shadowing experience. The student reports appointment date and time to program administrator. Both student and host complete end of program questionnaire following shadow experience.
Saturday, February 20th, 2PM-3PM
Saturday, March 6th, 2PM-3PM
Saturday, April 3rd, 2PM-3PM
Saturday, May 1st, 2PM-3PM