60 high school seniors spent their day following in the shadows of professionals who they hope to be like in the near future. Piedmont High School seniors get the opportunity every year to job shadow people in their field of interest. Several students went on “ride alongs” with police officers, EMT’s, and firefighters.
Other students stepped into the workforce environment with business owners and other professionals with help from the Calhoun County Area Chamber and Visitor’s Center. Principal Adam Clemons says this program is apart of the school’s three-peat project that stands for “Piedmont Promise Project” and he is thrilled to know that students get the opportunity to get hands on experience in their preferred fields.
Since the “Job Shadow Day” program began years ago, the Area Chamber and Visitor’s Center has developed a strategic plan in order to provide all grade school seniors with this opportunity before they reach graduation.
Next month, all city school seniors will be the focus of the program. Kyrchelle Smith is the Programs Director for the area chamber and she believes this is one of the best programs for students to be involved in.
To find out how to get your student or business involved with the job shadow program, visit the Calhoun County Area Chamber and Visitor’s Center.