Job Shadowing

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.


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. 


Hospital: MetroHealth
Address: 2500 MetroHealth Dr, Cleveland, Ohio
Contact Name: Katrina Kelley
Contact Phone: (216) 778-2783
Contact Email:

Hospital: Southwest General Health Center
Address: 18697 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Hts, Ohio
Contact Name: Kelly Peoples
Contact Phone: (440) 816-8040
Contact Email:

Hospital: Akron Children's Hospital
Address: One Perkins Square, Akron Oh 44308
Contact Name: Jennifer Dirker
Contact Phone: (330) 543-3088
Contact Email:

Hospital: University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

Students have the opportunity to shadow in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory or cardiology at the University Hospital location in Ravenna. Go to this link for more information and to sign up: