Washington, DC–The 10th Annual National Job Shadow Day kicks off on February 2, 2007. In support of this career mentoring program designed for high school students, educators can now access free Job Shadow 2007 materials from www.JobShadow.org as part of their Job Shadowing efforts. The materials, including helpful “How-To Guides,” are available through download.

Beginning on Friday, February 2, 2007, Job Shadow Day is part of a yearlong national effort to enrich the lives of students by acquainting them with the world of work through on-the-job experiences and a carefully crafted school curriculum that ties academics to the workplace. Through job shadowing, students are given the opportunity to go into places of work and shadow “career mentors,” volunteers who discuss their careers and the education and skills necessary to do them.

“We are pleased to be able to provide these materials to educators who want to help young people make the connection between success in the classroom and future success in the workplace,” said Mark Fiore, Executive Director of the Job Shadow Coalition. “These free materials are made possible through the generous support of our national title sponsor ING and co-sponsor Valpak.com.”

About Job Shadow Day

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Job Shadow Day is a coordinated effort of America’s Promise–The Alliance for Youth, Junior Achievement, the U.S. Departm;ent of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor. National partners include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and is made possible through the support of national title sponsor ING. For additional information, including a How-to Guide and a brochure on how to coordinate job shadowing, visit www.jobshadow.org. For more information contact info@jobshadow.org or your local Junior Achievement office.

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