Job Shadow

JA Job Shadow

Westview high school students score a rare look inside and help
produce the news at San Diego 6- TV.

JA Job Shadow program has seen significant  transformation this past year working with employers, community partners, nonprofits, community colleges and school districts to create a regional approach to work-based learning opportunities like Job Shadow.  We are grateful to our board companies and industry leaders who have opened their doors to over 50 different high schools.  If you are interested in sharing your career passion and company brand, please email JA’s Job Shadow Education Manager, Ashley Packard. 

Providing young people with real-world learning experiences can be key to improving high school graduation rates. Currently, one in five students do not graduate with their class on time.  In San Diego, 18 percent of students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma this this year, according to the latest data released by U.S. Department of Education.

 

JA students learning how to succeed in the high-demand manufacturing industry at Eastridge WorkForce Solutions.

JA of San Diego is hoping to change this trend by inspiring youth to look beyond high school and dream for a bigger and brighter future through the Job Shadow initiative. One of the key benefits of a job shadow program is that it helps students recognize the link between academic subjects and the actual workplace skills. While spending a day at a business site, students are exposed to real-world of learning and technology.  They learn dressing and speaking professionally, being on time and working as a team, are just as important as a strong academic foundation.

We are working with employers, community partners, nonprofits, community colleges and school districts to create a regional approach to work-based learning opportunities like Job Shadow. We are grateful to our board companies and industry leaders who have opened their doors to over 50 different high schools. 

  • Attend a job shadow. Would you like to give your students the chance to visit a local business and learn about the various careers available to them? 
  • Host a job shadow. Would you like to host a group of students for 4 hours and show them the various jobs available at your company?
  • CONTACT: If you are interested in sharing your career passion and company brand, please email JA’s Job Shadow Education Manager, Ashley Packard. 

    Student visit Horn Blower Cruise Ship during a JA Job Shadow.