Experiences allow you to explore a career field you’re curious about while mastering competencies for school credit. Through experiential learning, you will learn skills and apply these skills to tasks you would complete as part of a career, rather than completing traditional assessments like essays or tests.
You’ll earn a badge for your accomplishments, which you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and/or colleagues to display your qualifications.
Here’s how an Experience works:
A Job Shadow Experience allows students to observe a professional on the job to get a first-hand look at their roles and responsibilities as students spend a minimum of 3 hours on-site at a workplace, exploring a career in an industry that sparks their interest. 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. Virtual job shadow experiences must be approved by your VLACS instructor for specific reasons which may include the location being too far away or on-site safety restrictions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of establishing a career by explaining the occupation’s outlook , responsibilities and a potential pathway, and developing a professional development plan.
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