In addition to other programs designed to build the image of the Professional Engineer, CSPE takes an active role in Job Shadow Day.
Job Shadow is an academically motivating activity designed to give kids the unique opportunity of an up-close look at the world of work and provide the answer to the commonly asked question, “Why do I have to learn this?” Beginning with a nationwide kickoff on February 2, and continuing throughout the school year, students across America will “shadow” workplace mentors as they go through a normal day on the job. The program invites students to see firsthand how the skills learned in school relate to the workplace. Job Shadow is led by the National Job Shadow Coalition.
CSPE members continue their active involvement in this worthy program. Participation both in terms of engineers and students increases yearly. CSPE and other engineers are also working to help build the "Virtual Job Shadowing," which allows students exposure to over 20 different professions over their computer.
For more information on Job Shadow Day, or to get involved and allow students to "shadow" your engineering efforts, visit one of the following sites:
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