Learn about Job Shadow in Whatcom County

The Whatcom Business Alliance has partnered with the Junior Achievement to assist in the implementation of the Job Shadow curriculum in local high schools and businesses.

Over 200 Whatcom County High School Youth in attendance at the WBA Youth Engagement Initiative launch in February 2018.

In review |  On February 7, 2018 the Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) launched the Youth Engagement Initiative at a kickoff event attended by five area high schools with over 250 students in attendance.

Connected with the launch of the initiative is a partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) that will bring JA Job Shadow curriculum into the area high schools. This curriculum includes discussions about job hunting, resume writing and interview skills.  The key element of the partnership is to give students an onsite visit to a local business to see first-hand job opportunities and to interact with human resources departments. Strategic Planning is underway for additional activities that will complement efforts to bridge the business community with educators, students, and parents.

Email the Junior Achievement Program Director, Elaine Christensen, if you would like more information on the Job Shadow Program or on how to sign up! elainec@jawashington.org

Check out the video about the Youth Engagement Initiative and JA Job Shadow Program below!

  • Are you a Teacher looking to implement the Job Shadow Curriculum?
  • Are you a Business looking to become a Job Site Host for the JA Job Shadow program
  • Would you like to Support the Youth Engagement Initiative in other ways?

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