Schertz Hosts Job Shadow Day
The City of Schertz, Schertz Economic Development Corporation and The Chamber partnered with SA Works and Junior Achievement to host a Job Shadow Day site visit on Thursday, February 2, 2017. As part of this event, thousands of students from throughout the region visited more than 150 different employers. We welcomed 26 students from Steele High School.
Students this age face challenges that are unfamiliar, but employer’s willingness to work with them and share experiences provides critical support at an important time in their lives. The goal of the site visit was to share skills, knowledge, and experience to prepare students to become independent learners and excel in their chosen career path. For some students, being in the workplace was unlike anything they have experienced before. Staff embraced the opportunity to teach them by showing, telling and by providing encouragement during their visit. They were provided guidance on behaving appropriately and meeting the expectations placed on them by a professional work environment. This was their chance to learn from staff and other local employers.
Activities incorporated during the event included an elevator speech contest, where students were provided guidelines on how to prepare a 30 second speech about themselves as if they were meeting a hiring manager for the first time and a pitch contest where they picked an item made in Schertz out of a box and worked in small groups to sell the product to their peers.