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Businesses Host Junior Job Shadow Week

DARKE COUNTY – Over 90 students from local schools were scheduled for job shadows with area businesses during Darke County Junior Job Shadow Week held May 7–11.

From the 5-20-18 edition of The Early Bird

DARKE COUNTY – Over 90 students from local schools were scheduled for job shadows with area businesses during Darke County Junior Job Shadow Week held May 7–11. Participating juniors signed up for their top five career interests using a menu of 65 different career choices. Job shadow placements were coordinated by Darke County Economic Development.

A job shadowing experience allows students to explore their career interests through directly observing employees on the job. It provides realistic information, an opportunity to be mentored by a professional, and a chance to practice communication skills, which is valuable to all employers.

“A job shadowing experience helps students learn about their career interests in ways that can’t be replicated outside a workplace,” stated Tamala Marley, Workforce Specialist at Darke County Economic Development. “They may think a specific career is what they want to pursue, but once they job shadow they may find out the career is different than expected and head in another direction. Other students learn that they are well matched to their career interests and it can help them focus on their goals.” With this additional information, students can make more informed choices about their future career......

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