Job Shadowing begins in 11th grade for students in the P-TECH OHM program. Students will experience job shadowing as a Career Exploration activity in which a student is paired with an employee, observes the workday of that employee, interacts with clients or customers and attends meetings and other appointments with the person they are shadowing.
Job Shadows are designed to help students explore a field of interest while developing skills and building occupational knowledge.
A Job Shadow occurs over most of the workday, is conducted at the workplace and provides the opportunity for the student to ask questions of the person being shadowed throughout the day. Variations of job shadowing exist, including allowing a student or young adult to rotate through a number of different departments over a number of days.