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Job Shadow an Industry Professional

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Describe the Activity: 

Interested in learning more about advanced manufacturing or engineering? Job shadowing provides middle schooler and high school students the opportunity to experience a day-in-the life of an industry professional. Students can find information about nearby job shadowing programs by contacting their local chamber of commerce.

People Details: 

Typically, individual students are paired with an industry professional.

Outcome of the Activity: 
According to the Tennessee Department of Education, "Work Based Learning experiences allow students to collaborate with industry to explore careers that interest them and gain valuable employability skills. By working with employers, students apply classroom theories to practical problems, explore career options, and pursue personal and professional goals."
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