Job shadowing is a career exploration activity, designed to increase an individual’s awareness. The Southwest Opportunity Center (SOC) client is allowed to walk through the work day, within the actual environment; witnessing firsthand the work they may be interested in. The individual is able to see the work environment, occupational skills of practice, value of training, potential career options and the culture of the organization. Gaining exposure and firsthand experience through job shadowing can make the difference between assuming what a career would be like, and actually understanding what it entails.
For more information, please contact Renae Kratcha, Community Employment Coordinator at 608-723-6659 or firstname.lastname@example.org