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CTE students shadow employers for a day
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CTE students shadow employers for a day

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On February 8th, twenty-two Chambers County Career and Technical Education students got a taste of professional life through job shadowing a career field of interest. Students from LaFayette, Lanett and Valley High Schools participated in this year’s Job Shadow Day. The opportunity was open to juniors, and students were chosen to participate via an application process.

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.

“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 Chloe Barnes – The Orthopedic Clinic; JaKayla Billingsley – The Mane Event; Kathryn Dewberry and Haley Pike – Valley Police Department; Nakia Dutch and Ivey Gibson – Harris-Gray, LLC; Beyonce Howell and Brianna McCullough – Bob Harding Shawmut Elementary School; Ne’Kieya Johnson – Dr. Busby’s Dental Office; Nunnie Langley – Etherton Family Dentistry; Freddricus Roberts – Langley GM Service Center; Ansley Strength – Riverside Veterinary Hospital; Bradley Zenor – Great Lakes Metal Stamping; Kayleigh Burdette, Krineisha Daniel, Stephanie Doan, Tanna Dykes, Miranda Gough, Maegan Green, Jeromianna Story, Hannah Williams and Tyesha Williams – EAMC-Lanier Hospital.
For any businesses interested in hosting students for job shadowing, please contact Chambers County Career Technical Center at 334-864-8863.