The Marin County Office of Education hosted the School to Career Partnership Job Shadow event on April 6. Leaders from 15 businesses and organizations, who are members of the scholl to career board, welcomed 20 high school students from across Marin County to spend the morning at their worksites.
Giving Marin and the Marin Independent Journal hosted a senior from San Marin High School, Charley Conner, who will study journalism next year. Conner sat in on a podcast production and helped edit letters to the editor and other items for the IJ.
A project of the Marin County Office of Education and in partnership with the high school districts in Marin, the Marin County career partnership brings together schools, businesses and organizations to create career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for students. On-the-job experiences, such as internships, job shadows, company tours, career academies and informational interviews allow students to research potential careers, think about their future educational goals, and develop the skills necessary for success in the workplace.
Giving Marin Partners Volvo Cars Marin, College of Marin and Kaiser Permanente also hosted students.
“The MCOE Shadow Day is an easy but important way to help high school students develop a keener sense of professional life in an area they may want to explore further—and those of us hosting students get even more benefit by having a fresh perspective interjected into our work activities,” said Jonathan Eldridge, assistant superintendent/vice president of Student Learning & Success at College of Marin. “ I can’t wait for the next opportunity.”
Businesses interested in supporting one of the school to career programs can contact Araceli Nunez at 415-491-6692 or email@example.com.