WBL = Work-Based Learning

  • career explorationJob shadowing embeds students and gives them an up-close look at a particular occupation, company, industry, and career path. The designed activities:

    • Promote exploration of a field of interest;
    • Help students make the connection between school and the workplace; and
    • Inform their career planning.
  • Structure

    Through shadowing, students can practice and demonstrate key work-readiness skills such as communication and appropriate workplace behavior. The activities:

    • Allow students to listen, receive information, and ask questions.
    • Enable students to begin identifying areas of career interest;
    • Build knowledge about the education and training needed for a particular job, career path, and entry into the industry.