Since the spring of 2000 Career Transitions has connected with local business & industry professionals to provide high school students with job shadow opportunities. Annually the job shadow program sees approximately 300-350 grade 11 & 12 students participate from across Southwestern Alberta.
The individual job shadow experience is typically a half to full day in length depending on what a host can offer. Students get a chance to explore a new field of interest and get an in-depth look at what an average day in an occupation of their choosing looks like.
Individual placements are offered to Grade 11 & 12 students ONLY.
Don’t forget to check out Exploration Days for other career exploration opportunities.
Fall form deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Fall placement dates: October 29-November 28, 2019 (placements usually happen on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
How to participate:
1. Talk to your school Career Counselor/Practitioner to get the Job Shadow Request Form
2. Complete the request form and submit it to your Career Counselor/Practitioner by the due date (check here to see if your form is completed correctly)
3. Watch for an email with your placement details
Review your placement details and follow any instructions in the form
***ALL STUDENTS must contact their host a few days prior to their placement date***
Students: Please note you might receive a text from 587-220-1756 – This is the Career Transitions cell phone.
Please be aware you will receive emails from firstname.lastname@example.org with your placement details. Watch for these emails!
Teachers: Click here for the PowerPoint presentation for Job Shadow.