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.