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Businesses Host Students during Junior Job Shadow Week

DARKE COUNTY - One-hundred thirty-one students from area schools job shadowed at one of 33 participating businesses in over 54 different careers during Darke County Junior Job Shadow Week.

 From the 11-19-16 edition of The Daily Advocate

Staff Report

DARKE COUNTY - One-hundred thirty-one students from area schools job shadowed at one of 33 participating businesses in over 54 different careers during Darke County Junior Job Shadow Week. 

"A job shadowing experience gives students an opportunity to explore a career area of interest by observing an employee or employees perform their work duties at their place of employment," said Lisa Wendel, Career Pathway Coordinator, Darke County Economic Development.  "It also provides realistic information, an opportunity to be mentored by a professional, and a chance to practice those much needed communication skills.  The goal of the workforce effort which includes the job shadow event and is coordiatied by the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation is to attract students back to Darke County to eventually work and raise their families."

Several area businesses volunteered to host students during the week.  Those businesses include Anthony Wayne, Arcanum Veterinary, Arcon Builders Ltd., BASF, Brethren Retirement Community, Brumbaugh Construction, Bruns Animal Clinic, CF Poeppelman Concrete-Pepcon, Comprehensive Health Network, City of Greenville, Cooper Farms, Dr. Craig Leland, Darke County Mental Health, Darke County Sheriff's Dept., Darke Wave Tatoo, Direct Tooling Concepts, Family Health, Garbig and Schmidt Law Offices, Gordon Orthodontics, HER Realtors, Huntington Outdoor, Janet's Broadway Bakery, Michael Anthony's at the Inn, Midmark, DeColores Montessori School, Mote and Associates, Professional Family Eyecare, Schmitmeyer Farms, Schultz Motors, Village Green, Wayne Healthcare, Western Ohio Therapy, WHIO-TV, and WTGR.  

"Thank yous go out to all those businesses that hosted or offered to host and mentor students during the week," said Wendel.