Students were able to see all aspects of a job including characteristics, work environment, responsibilities and day-to-day tasks. Students were also able to understand how academic courses can be put into action and realize skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.
The opportunity was open to juniors, and students were chosen to participate via an application process. “Job shadowing increases career awareness and is a great way for students to get a sense of what it’s truly like working in their career field of interest. There is no way to be 100 percent sure you’re going to fit into a position until you’ve actually tried it, and job shadowing or volunteering is as close as you can get. We are so appreciative to the businesses in our community that opened their doors to students and offered such a successful learning experience.” said Laura Anglin, Career Coach for Chambers County Schools.
Participants were Karlee Abney – Valley Police Department; Logan Akins – Langley Buick GMC; LaKeeva Allen – Hampton Inn & Suites; Trinicia Ayeni and Amaiah Edmondson – Allen Orthodontics; Malorie Bolt – Dr. Karen Jackson; Dawn Dandridge, Madison Stephens and Sheridan Garsee – EAMC Lanier Hospital; Jordan Dyess, Janasia Travis and Alexis Walls – Bob Harding Shawmut Elementary School; Ronquerious Flournoy – Chambers County Schools’ Technology Department; Bianca Howard and Gabrealle Ray – River House/Cakes by Debbie; Tyla Stanford and MaKayla Shurum – Riverside Veterinary Hospital; Ziontavian Turner – Eastside Elementary School; Hillary Vickers – CharterBank; Zy’Asia Ware – SmartStyles Hair Salon; MaKayla Watts – Etherton Family Dentistry
For any businesses interested in hosting students for job shadowing, please contact Chambers County Career Technical Center at 334-864-8863.