Valleyworks Hosts HHS Students on National Job Shadow Day

Valleyworks Career Center is hosting National Job Shadow Day Thursday, March 19, for Haverhill High School students.

This is a national event geared toward providing high school students with the opportunity to shadow a business professional in a field of their interest for part of a day. The goal of the program is “to inspire youth by presenting different career avenues that could be in their future.”

Susan Ingham, business service representative, says, “Job Shadow Day allows students to become inspired to attend college after observing people in the workplace. They learn that their career goals require hard work and usually some form of higher education.”

The objectives of the program are to “Demonstrate a connection between academics and careers, making class work more relevant, build community partnerships between schools and businesses, introduce students to the requirements of professions and industries to help them prepare to join the workforce, and to create meaningful mentor-ships, while providing productive role models who positively impact students.”

This is not just an opportunity for students to engage, but employers as well. Employers have the opportunity to “educate students on the day-to-day challenges and rewards of an industry or workplace, reinforce the need for academic performances for workplace success, and shape a more qualified future workforce.”

To host a Haverhill student, call (978) 722-7048 or email [email protected].