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In partnership with Byron High School, throughout 2016 141 students were placed into job shadow positions for a day within our area businesses. 56 unique businesses and organizations across different fields and industries participated to provide the students these critical real-world experiences.
Of the students that participated, 26% noted this was their first experience in a work environment, and 85% reported that the experience helped them to identify whether or not they would pursue the career they shadowed in the future.
Of the businesses that hosted the student job shadows, 65% felt that they or their organization directly benefited from the experience, noting that:
- “It was nice for us to sit down and tell them not only what we do, but WHY we do it.”
- We gained “the ability to say that we are doing our part to help address the workforce issue in the greater Rochester area.”
Interested in learning more about our job shadow program process and outcomes, and how you can implement your own program? Reference our Job Shadow Program Toolkit found here.
Do you represent an organization interested in hosting a job shadow opportunity? Do you have questions about program implementation and host viability? Reference our Job Shadow Business Toolkit, found here.
For individual and working documents to download and adapt to your needs, please expand the selection below.
For further questions or information on this program, please contact Workforce Development and Education Coordinator, Sam Gill.