Virtual Job Shadow Week to give Ohio students free career exploration access

Originally published by WLWT5 - July 9, 2020

Ohio students can get an inside look at professional sports teams, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies from the comfort of their homes starting next Monday.

Job Shadow Week is a free, virtual opportunity that will help students prepare for careers in a post-pandemic workplace despite the persistence of COVID-19.


The virtual event hosted by K12 starts July 13.

A lot of companies and organizations will be participating including Google, the Miami Dolphins, NASA and Nokia.

The week-long event will feature job demonstrations, workspace tours and workshops on topics such as financial literacy, interview prep and corporate social responsibility.

“We have presenters from the motion picture association. I think that that's going to be really interesting to see behind the scenes on the movies,” K12 SVP Leilani Brown said. “We have Google as a presenting partner, who will be having some exploration and conversations about careers in tech and coding. And I also think the NASA conversation is going to be really exciting.”

The goal of the entire week is to give high school students a broad range and understanding of all of the possibilities out there.

“By opening up awareness. We're hoping that our young people can make better decisions and more informed decisions about what they would like to do in the future. I also think it's optimistic with such a degree of uncertainty, right. We all are sort of looking towards the future and figuring out what's next what happens post COVID even. So for our high school students, it gives them a sense of the broader possibilities that are available to them.”

More than 2,000 students have already signed up.

They have room for more students. Click here to sign up.

KEYWORDS: Career Readiness

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