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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

4-6 weeks

Overview

The job shadow offering allows students to observe professionals on the job and get a first-hand look at their roles and responsibilities. Each job shadow is a valuable opportunity for students to ask questions and gain insight into careers they may pursue after graduation!

During each job shadow, of which students will complete 2, students will spend a minimum of 3 hours on-site at a workplace, exploring a career in an industry that sparks their interest. 

Note: Job shadows are intended to take place on-site. If circumstances do not allow students to go onsite, such as the location being too far away, students are not allowed on-site for safety reasons, or for other reasons approved by the VLACS instructor, students may work with the instructor to arrange virtual job shadows.

Students will earn 1/8 of credit and a job shadow badge after completing this offering which includes preparing for each job shadow, completing two job shadow experiences, and reflecting upon their job shadow experiences with their VLACS instructor.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Major Topics and Concepts

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this experience, you will be able to

  • Explain future growth of occupations that interest you
  • Explain the responsibilities of occupations that interest you
  • Explain potential pathways to occupations that interest you
  • Create a professional development plan to prepare for an occupation that interests you

Potential Job Shadow Career Areas:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Status

Open

A job shadow is an experience that allows students to observe a professional on the job to get a first-hand look at their roles and responsibilities. During a job shadow, students will spend a minimum of 3 hours on-site at a workplace, exploring a career in an industry that sparks their interest. Each job shadow is a valuable opportunity for students to ask questions and gain insight into careers they may pursue after graduation!

Students will earn 1/8 of credit and a job shadow badge after completing two individual job shadow experiences and reflecting upon their job shadow experience with their VLACS instructor.

Note

Job shadows are intended to take place on-site. If circumstances do not allow you to go onsite, such as the location is too far away, you are not allowed on-site for safety reasons, or for other reasons approved by your VLACS instructor, you may work with your instructor to arrange virtual job shadows.

Estimated Completion Time

4-6 weeks

Potential Job Shadow Career Areas

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Other

Credits .125

Competencies

  • Job Shadow 1 Competency
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of establishing a career by explaining the occupation opportunities of interest, explaining the occupation’s responsibilities and potential pathways, and developing a professional development plan.

Pre-Requisites

None

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We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.