Job shadowing provides students with valuable life experience

Nearly 30 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students participated in a job shadow event at the New York State Boards Association giving them an opportunity to speak with employees in various career fields to learn the skills needed to be part of the global workforce.

The job shadow experience was part of a partnership the high school has with Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York. NYSBA employees took extra time during their lunch to share their wisdom with the group, including discussing real-life law cases.

Business teacher Antoinette Randall was encouraged to see that by shadowing employees, students began to see the impact that their education and interests will have on their pursuit of future careers.

“I appreciate the employees of the NYSSBA sharing their time, effort and knowledge with my students,” Randall said.