This spring, Junior Achievement® and the Federal CIO Council will join forces to kick-off the 2017 Federal IT Job Shadow partnership. High school students from our region will explore the world of work by shadowing federal agencies in one high-impact day. The Federal IT Job Shadow helps students prepare for their future by revealing new careers to them and giving them the opportunity to see firsthand the connection between learning and earning, answering the age old question, “Why do I have to learn this?”
A Partnership to show youth what's possible.
Throughout the spring of 2017, students will spend a day learning about the latest technologies and processes used by federal employees to automate services, provide critical data, secure information, and improve citizen’s lives. Spending time at a work site can even help change students’ attitudes about schools and their future. The goal of this partnership is to attract talented high school students to possible internships or future careers within the U.S. Government.
A recent report that surveyed students after the JA Job Shadow™ found that 98 percent of students agreed that doing well in school helps them achieve career goals. Job shadowing helps students learn about work by taking them behind the scenes in a business; 90 percent of students felt the Job Shadow experience made them more aware of career options; and, 88 percent of students felt that participating in Job Shadow made them realize the importance of staying in school.
A limited number of schools will be selected nationwide to pair with available federal installations, headquarters, and field offices in their area. While all high school students are invited to participate, students who desire to learn more about information technologies or those who participate in computer clubs or advanced IT courses will benefit most from this event.