"The interaction with the student was very
uplifting. Having worked in business for many years, it
easily becomes routine. It was very nice to see the
excitement level of the student as he saw the job for the
-Job Shadow Host, Hypertherm, Inc.
What is Job Shadowing?
Job shadowing is an opportunity for a student to follow
an employee for a short period of time to learn about a
particular occupation or industry. Shadowing gives
students the opportunity to learn how skills taught in the
classroom are applied beyond the school walls.
|An eighth grade student visits
Department of Public Works on Job Shadow Day.
Job Shadow Day
Each Spring, Upper Valley employees have a
chance to see their "shadow." Students from
schools throughout the Upper Valley spend part of
one school day observing the happenings at local
The UVBEP helps coordinate Job Shadow Day (JSD)
for Partner middle schools. Several Upper Valley
schools coordinate job shadow days during the
Learn more about this year's
Benefits to students
- Exposes students to careers and workplaces they know
- Helps students develop realistic outlooks on careers
and educational preparation
- Shows student how their classroom learning is
- Introduces students to adult role models and
Benefits to employers
- Demonstrate a tangible commitment to supporting and
- Show students career opportunities available in our
- Demonstrate to students the skills required of the
- Use youth mentoring as a tool for staff
- Create a feeling of personal satisfaction that comes
- Promote employee morale and pride in their jobs by
giving them a chance to share what they do for a living
with students and educators.
Benefits to schools
- Students are excited and motivated by the experience
- Form positive relationships with community members
- Enhance career development curriculum