Jacksonville students go on job shadows

Published on Monday, 10 February 2014 21:47 - Written by Staff Reports


The 10th Annual Job Shadowing Day, hosted by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-a-School Committee, was held on Thursday.

The event aims to give high school juniors and seniors from Jacksonville ISD a half-day job shadowing experience, which enables them to shadow a workplace mentor as they go through a normal morning on the job, according to a news release from the chamber.

The experience is designed to show students how the skills they developed in school can be utilized in the workplace. Students arrived at Jacksonville businesses at 8:30 a.m., where they shadowed local businessmen and women, and caught a glimpse of career fields such as cosmetology, real estate, the medical industry and more, the release states. 

At 11 a.m., the students arrived at the Norman Activity Center for a luncheon and college fair.

Students and guests dined on pizza and cookies while guest speaker Randy McCown, from the M & H Crates, gave a motivating speech to the students about his Jacksonville roots and challenging them to pursue their endeavors.