Providing youth with an opportunity to follow an employee for 4-8 hours, during a typical work day, is a great way to help youth learn about the workplace and a career they are interested in. It’s also a great way to give back to the community, contribute to the health of the economy, and introduce prospective interns and employees to your business. Here are some resources to make the experience more sustainable and meaningful for all involved.
If you are open to having a local teen who is interested in your field come do a 1/2 day or full day job shadow at your workplace, please fill out and return this form.
A one page summary about job shadows
A two page outline / checklist for employees and employers
Job Shadow Planning Guide
A comprehensive job shadow planning guide.
Tools to support short immersive worksite experiences / exploration. These experiences can be life changing for youth who participate in them. Also, it’s one of the many ways that employers can foster their future workforce.