JA Job Shadow
6th - 12th
(Job Shadow visit is usually four to five hours)
2016-2017 JA Impact
JA Finance Park Program
JA Job Shadow™ takes middle grade and high school students into the workplace to learn about careers. They are introduced to careers through one-day site orientation.
Students participating in the program will acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. Students will develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills.
JA Job Shadow
6th - 12th Grade
The JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job.
JA will assign participating schools to your company site, coordinate with the schools to arrange transpiration and provide student, teacher and JSD company coordinators with guide book materials.
Day of Event
Students arrive at company site and after attending a welcoming and brief company overview, they then spend time with their assigned volunteer.
Complete the Job Shadow Post Event Evaluation Form and return all required documentation to the JA Coordinator.
Strengthens/promotes business involvement in education
Prepares our future workforce
Promotes your company throughout the community
Creates opportunity to be a role model to local students
Is easy and fun with minimal commitment
Shows the relevance of education to future success
Creates a connection to the business world and an up-close look at the workplace
Provides an experience kids can use to make smart career choices
Junior Achievement partnered with SA Works to implement the JA Job Shadow program. JA would like to thank the following companies that participated as a result of this partnership:
Christus Santa Rosa
City of SA – Dept of Animal Care Services
City of SA – Dept. of Transportation
& Capital Improvements
City of Schertz
ESC Region 20
Firstmark Credit Union
Generations Federal Credit Union
Lackland - 149 Fighter Wing Division
Lackland – 502nd Air Base Public Affairs
Lucifer Lighting Company
New Forest Estates Senior Living
Rivercity Federal Credit Union
SA Chamber of Commerce
SA Public Library
SA River Authority
Southwest Research Institute
Toyota Motor Manufacturing TX Inc.
University Health System
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
The JA Story
Curriculum and Texas Correlation
6th to 8th Grade Programs
9th to 12th Grade Programs
JA Finance Park