Butler County Career Academy Opens Job Shadowing Program
The Butler County Career Academy began offering another new and innovative way to help students excel in the workforce: job shadowing.
The job shadowing program opened up in January and helps Butler County students gain real-life work experience while still in high school. Right now, the job shadowing opportunites are only in the health field, but BCCA advisors are hoping to partner with other businesses for their students on a more technical path.
Health and Science Teacher LaTronica Gavin is the instructor leading the job shadowing program, and says the experience is something her students need to succeed.
“It’s priceless, you can’t even really put it into words, it’s just priceless for the students to be able to come out and go into these businesses and just get hands-on experience,” she says. “So when they get ready to go to school, they’ve already had that experience of dealing with patients and dealing with communicating, so it’s going to give them a leg up on other students who haven’t had those opportunities.”
The program is only available for seniors and is completely free to students. Gavin also says one of the eight students enrolled in the program was offered a full time job at her work location.
To find out more information on the job shadowing program or get your senior enrolled, click here.