JA Job Shadow™
JA Job Shadow is a company visit. The site visit introduces students to the workplace and to the career opportunities available to them. The goals of the program are:
- Career research and preparation;
- Job-hunting tools;
- Professionalism and ethics in the workplace;
- Professional action plans.
Following the participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Recognize career clusters and potential job positions and understand the importance of researching the requirements needed to earn a position;
- Develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills;
- Identify the next steps needed in their personal career preparation.
Benefits to the Company Workplace Participating in the JA Job Shadow Program
- Showcases their place of work; increases visibility in their community!
- Prepares our future work force.
- Informs students about careers in their industry or line of work.
- Enables their employees to easily participate in a community activity.
- Strengthens and promotes involvement in education.
Company Volunteer Benefits
- Introduces the world of work to a young person in just a few short hours.
- Helps students prepare for tomorrow’s workforce.
- Become a positive adult role model.
- Showcases the volunteer’s skills and education.
- Impacts a young person's life in a fun way.
- Provides an up-close look at workplaces and careers.
- Demonstrates the link between education and future success.
- Creates a new connection to the world of work.
- Provides important information to make smart career choices.
- Prepare a personal action plan to get the education and skills needed to pursue career interests.
The JA Job Shadow site visit experience inspires students to learn and demonstrate the basic skills that will make them valuable assets to any employer.
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.
Career assessment, Career clusters, Career planning, Elevator pitch, Infographic profile, Interests, Job hunting, Job interview, Job outlook, Networking, Professional and ethical behaviours, Resume, Skills, Thank you notes, Work priorities
Analyze and apply data, Business communication, Formulate answers from personal experience, Interviewing, Oral and written communication, Present information, Role-play, Self-assessment, Work collaboratively