Job Shadow Program

Program Implementation

Classroom Based

Age Range

16-18

Grade Level

High school

Entrepreneurship

No

Financial Literacy

No

Work Readiness

High knowledge

About Program

Would you rather tell students about the workplace or get them to experience it?

The JA Job Shadow introduces students to careers through one day, on-site mentoring experiences at corporations. It’s an authentic real-world experience for the students, who should attend prior the program one of Injaz work readiness programs.
The JA Job Shadow program meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career planning. It is typically offered to INJAZ Oman students who have taken other JA programs and/or as a reward for students that performed well in other activities.

Program Concepts

Career assessment, Career clusters, Career planning, Elevator pitch, Infographic profile, Interests, Job hunting, Job interview, Job outlook, Networking, Professional and ethical behaviors, Resume, Skills, thank you notes, Work priorities

Program Skills

Analyze and apply data, Business communication, Creativity and innovation, follow written instructions, Formulate answers from personal experience, Identify behaviors, Interviewing, Oral and written communication, Organize information, Present information, Read a variety of sources for information, Role-play, Self-assessment, Technical writing, Work collaboratively

 

Program Sessions

Students are introduced to the JA Job Shadow program and the Seven Steps to Get Hired and Succeed. Through a close examination of specific skills and career clusters, they learn the key factors to investigate in career planning: skills, interest, work priorities, and job outlook.

Students review the Seven Steps to Get Hired and Succeed and analyze job-hunting skills. They then participate in mock interviews to prepare for the Job Shadow Challenge at the site visit. 

Students reflect on what they learned before and during the site visit, and they practice business communication by composing a thank-you note. They then create one of four career-preparation tools: a career assessment, an elevator pitch, a resume, or an infographic profile.