a Job Shadow?
Job Shadows are short-term
placements, usually one day or less, where a student observes
an individual while at work, and learns about specific duties
connected with that person's job. As part of this experience,
youth should also be given general understanding of the entire
business or organization and how the job they are observing
, fits within that business. Job shadows are usually scheduled
during the school year.
is Work Experience?
Work Experience placements
are long term, paid placements that may last anywhere from 2
weeks to 3 months. Youth are placed at the employer's work site.
The purpose of the work experience is to give a youth exposure
to employment and work experience in a trade or career. It is
the expectation that upon successful completion, the youth will
transition to the employer's payroll and continue employment.