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Celebrate Groundhog Day the CTE Way!

Celebrate Groundhog Day the CTE Way!

Steven Shumway, a student in Tooele District, participated in a job shadow meeting Governor Herbert as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

Seventh grade students in Tooele District will have the opportunity to shadow workers in many different organizations in conjunction with National Groundhog Job Shadow Day.  District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director, Marianne Oborn, reports that job shadows represent just one part of Job Shadow Day. Eighth graders will spend half their day in “Reality Town,” where they experience various aspects of a career that is in line with their educational achievement. The other half of the day is spent exploring CTE course and Pathway options with teachers from the high school to which they’ll transition in 9th grade. The district enjoys the support of many local businesses – notably a strong partnership with local financial institutions – to make this day a huge success for everyone concerned.

A job shadow is just one example of the “Work-Based Learning (WBL)” experiences that are sponsored by Career and Technical Education in Utah.  WBL extends the walls of classroom learning to include the whole community. Students experience “real life” work situations, helping them understand how classroom learning will be applied in the world of work. Community partners gain a better feel for what is being taught in the schools and enjoy the opportunity to cultivate student interest in their industries.

Examples of other WBL opportunities include career fairs, internships, and guest speakers.  For additional information, visit www.UtahCTE.org, or to learn about work-based learning in your community, contact the CTE Director for your school district.

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