JA Job Shadow | Junior Achievement of Washington

JA Job Shadow®

Love Your Job? Share it with a Student!

JA Job ShadowJA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers. Students will learna bout and the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. 

JA Job Shadow:

  • Helps prepare our future workforce
  • Showcases your place of work
  • Enables your employees to easily participate in a community activity
  • It's turnkey; JA provides the materials and training and will help arrange all JA Job Shadow days in advance

Program Basics

  • Includes three in-class sessions plus a JA Job Shadow site visit recommended for high school students
  • Average time for each session is 45 minutes and  includes a site visit of at least three hours
  • Materials are downloadable and include detailed session plans for the site-coordinator, students, and teacher
Following participation in the program, students will be able to: 
  • Recognize career paths and potential job positions, and understand the  importance of researching the requirements needed to earn a position
  • Develop job-hunting tools, such as networking skills, resumes, and interviewing skills
  • Identify the next steps needed in their personal  career preparation

JA Job Shadow Day Options:

Your Place of Business

  • Host a class of students from 9am-1pm, including lunch
  • Provide a tour of your company
  • Students observe professional work conduct, and learn what skills and education they need to earn jobs
  • Students participate in a series of host-led challenges that drive home lessons from the "real world" of work

Reverse JA Job Shadow Day at a School

  • Three-hour commitment in a high school classroom
  • Your employees will receive a presentation script and other program materials
  • All students will have had two pre-lessons taught by the teacher before your visit

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