Job Shadow Day

Since 1999, over 10,300 local 8th grade students have visited over 500 Upper Valley workplaces on Job Shadow Day. On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership will coordinate Job Shadow experiences for students from:

Chelsea Public School
Lyme School
Crossroads Academy
Oxbow High School
Hartland Elementary School
Rivendell Academy
Indian River School
Thetford Academy
Lebanon Middle School
Tunbridge Central School
Unity Elementary School


Job shadowing enables youth to observe a workplace host as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an opportunity to see how skills taught in the classroom are applied beyond school walls. Students can also gain insight on careers they might pursue in the future.

Students will spend a half day at the worksite, arriving between 8:30 and 9:30am and departures begin around 1pm. (Actual times will depend on transportation routes yet to be determined). Some workplaces choose to provide a light lunch for students (i.e., pizza or sandwiches) in the office break room or cafeteria to round out the workday. UVBEP provides all necessary supporting information, such as job shadow guidelines, evaluation forms and suggested activities.

If you are interested in hosting Job Shadow students, please contact us.

Questions students often ask about Job Shadow Day. (PDF)

Questions hosts often ask about Job Shadow Day. (PDF)

Job Shadow Day Sponsors

2016 Job Shadow Day Hosts

Job Shadow Day Coverage:








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