Job shadowing is an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about careers and job skills by actually spending time in the workplace. Students are encouraged to start shadowing in a career fields of interest as early as Freshman year. They can set this up on their own outside of school, or talk with their counselor about opportunities through the school.
prep2practice: A Career Exploration Tool For Students
Prep 2 Practice an online tool that matches students with career shadowing experiences in healthcare, manufacturing, technology and more. This streamlined system provides a central online location for students, schools and local businesses to create and coordinate job shadowing experiences.
Contact your school counselor for instructions on how to log on and complete the quick and easy online registration process.
Every year local organizations/companies organize a shadowing experience for interested students. Timken has a program called Engineer for a Day and students are matched to area businesses according to the student's engineering discipline choice. A typical visit to a host company might include an overview of the company's business and products, a facility tour, and a chance to spend a few hours one-on-one with an engineer so the students can experience the daily projects and problems that engineers work on and solve.
*This opportunity is offered in February, and students must sign up by the first week of January. Announcements will be made in December.