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Juniors Complete Job Shadow

posted Mar 14, 2013, 9:02 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 9:02 AM ]
A special opportunity was held on March 5, thanks to the hard work of the Rotary Club, co-chairs of the Rotary Vocational Services program Bob Crawford and Superintendent Karen Patton of the Wallowa County ESD, and a host of
volunteers from the community. All of the juniors from the high schools in the county took part in a Job Shadow Day.

Last fall, the juniors took a job-interest survey. Based on the results of that, community members and businesses were found who would be willing to allow students to “shadow” them for the morning. Additionally, Rotary and community members volunteered to serve as drivers to pick students up at their respective schools, deliver them to their shadowing locations, and then return them safely to their schools.

The students from Joseph Charter School found placement in a wide-range of careers: Graphic Art, Plumbing, Health Care, Mechanics, Veterinary, and Athletic Director to name a few. Comments were VERY positive on the students’ return to Joseph Charter School. Several of them said that now they knew they were interested in the right career for themselves! Joseph Charter School would like to thank the multitude of people who gave so generously of their time to work with young people and to offer them a glimpse into what they do and why they do it!