Get to know your future profession during the Job Shadow Day!
March 12, 2013
What does a conservator of historical monuments do? What decisions are made by civil servants? How kindergarten teachers cope with taking care of a bunch of children at a time? Students of upper secondary schools are going to find the answers to these questions on April 17th during the "Job Shadow Day". The annual, tenth edition, will be held under the honorary patronage of The President of Poland – Mr. Bronisław Komorowski.
"Job Shadow Day" is a program designed for upper secondary school students. The program takes place in a company chosen by the pupils themselves. Young men and women are accompanying an employee of that company for several hours and together they carry out the daily duties normally performed by the employee. During this time, students get to know the duties and responsibilities that accompany the occupation and learn which predispositions and skills are necessary to step in such professionals shoes. The employee familiarizes the student to company business, entrusts him with carrying out simple tasks and responds to his questions. One of the goals is to make the students realize the connection between education and their future career.
On this day, young people have the opportunity to confront their ideas about their future profession with reality. It always brings out positive results – allows to set specific goals to achieve in order to be successful in the future within the chosen field. This approach allows the company to gain more qualified staff, fully aware of the duties and responsibilities which are related to their position – says Aneta Podyma, Chairman of the Fundacja Młodzieżowej Przedsiębiorczości (AXA TFI SA).
“Job Shadow Day” allows to check if my dream job is actually for me – says Zbigniew Modrzewski, Chairman of the Board of Fundacja Młodzieżowej Przedsiębiorczości. Sometimes it helps to realize the dreams of getting to know the profession that we would never have chosen. We encourage schools and parents to help the Foundation in submitting companies where young people can take up one day internships. Parents are the ones that know their children’s dreams and passions – adds Modrzewski.
The culmination of the program takes place during the Entrepreneurship Gala taking place in the Presidential Palace. During the ceremony, this years’ most active schools, companies and organizations will be announced and honored with statues and diplomas. Students – winners of the contest for the best photo essay related with practices are also going to be rewarded.
Last year’s program was attended by over 45,000 students and the same number of volunteers associated with 18,000 companies and institutions. This demonstrates the huge interest in the program and young people’s serious attitude of to plan their careers. The tenth annual "Job Shadow Day" takes place on April 17th, 2013.
The deadline for reporting companies is March 20th.
More information on www.dzien-przedsiebiorczosci.junior.org.pl
Contact for schools and company:
tel. +48 22 8450881
22 845 08 76 # 21
Junior Achievement Foundation is a non-governmental non-profit organization which goal is to prepare children and youth for life in a market economy and to enable young people to acquire knowledge and practical skills to facilitate the implementation of professional plans. The Foundation operates under the Junior Achievement Worldwide, the oldest and fastest growing organization in the world, dedicated to economic education of young people, working out in a hundred and twenty countries. The Foundation's programs were attended by more than 5,000,000 students who are learning by doing, know the issues of entrepreneurship, economics and business. For more information visit www.junior.org.pl.