JA Provides Job Shadow Experience to Lansing High School Students
FOX 47 News
Lansing, MI – On Monday, November 19th, 2012, approximately 1,800 school students from Lansing Eastern High School will hear from area professionals about their careers, and how education is essential to their success. Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan is coordinating this experience to bring these speakers to the students in order to show the relevance between the classroom and the work place.
Students from Lansing Eastern High School will participate in the JA Reverse Job Shadow Program from 8am to 12pm. Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers from the 6 career pathways:
Arts and Communications
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Speakers for the day include:
- Craig Mitchell Smith, Artist
- Robert Hoffman, Wharton Center of Performing Arts
- Joan Bauer, State Representative
- Brittany Gray, WLNS
- Joe Rexrode, Detroit Free Press
- Lea Ammerman, MSUFCU
- Rochelle Rizzi, Rizzi Designs
- Mark Uhl, MHSAA
Through programs such as the JA Reverse Job Shadow, Junior Achievement continues to take an active role in inspiring success in students across Mid Michigan.
About Junior Achievement® (JA)
Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan is a strong local office of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (Grand Rapids). Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The local chapter serves about 6,000 Mid Michigan children in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties. The organization offers programs to help prepare young people in Mid Michigan for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. Visit www.jamidmichigan.com for more information.