Virtual Job Shadow
What is it?
Virtual Job Shadow is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. It's highly engaging, fun, and works on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, making job shadowing a unique digital experience! Features include: Digital Job Shadow Videos, Post Secondary School Search, Career Search, Job and Internship Search, Resume Builder, and Interactive Teacher Tools and Lessons.
Why are we providing this resource?
Virtual Job Shadow can assist GEAR UP in reaching several performance indicators.
Who is eligible for this service?
All GEAR UP students are eligible to use Virtual Job Shadow. Each student has a unique username (Powerschool ID #) and same password (jobshadow). If you have any issues with a student logging in, please contact:
What are ways this can be implemented at GEAR UP schools?
The possibilities for using Virtual Job Shadow are endless because it is accessible 24/7 from anywhere for students. A few suggestions include:
When can students begin to access this program?
Students can begin accessing the program today.
What support is available when using Virtual Job Shadow?
Jonathan Carpenter is the program expert at Appalachian State. He is available for additional training through webinars or visits to counties and can answer questions through email at email@example.com.
What do administrators have to say?
"VirtualJobShadow.com allows students to explore career options through the eyes of industry experts without leaving their classrooms or homes. Whether they are in 6th grade just learning about various careers or in high school truly investigating and researching careers, this tool helps them see the day-to-day lives of actual company employees and highlights not only their daily tasks, but what type of skills they use and their pathways to achieving their careers. The tools puts a personal touch and actually allows students to understand the careers better.
- Crystal Cheek Director of Career Technical Education, Buncombe County Schools, Asheville NC
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