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Nuts and Bolts of Building a Career Day and Job Shadow

ROOM: Hall of Ideas J

Personal Financial Literacy

Suzanne Carlson, Senior Program Manager, Junior Achievement; Angie Lewek, School Counselor, Pewaukee High School; Amanda Sorkness, School Counselor, Pewaukee High School

Pewaukee High School and Junior Achievement will be presenting on the nuts and bolts of building a Career Day and a grade wide Job Shadow program. Pewaukee HS and JA have developed a Career Day where students get the opportunity to be introduced to a variety of professionals from different career paths. The Job Shadow show case has the entire 9th grade class taking part in Job Shadows for the entire day. The presentation will discuss how school can develop, design and implement their own Career Day and Job Shadow program using community businesses and resources to achieve their ACP objectives. It requires the collaboration of many, including school staff and community members to help students navigate the process of making their educational objectives align with their career goals. This presentation will discuss the nuts and bolts of building these types of programs.