Developing and retaining STEM talent in CNY for economic advancement

Job Shadow

A special opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers in CNY.

On February 2, 2018, Central New York will participate in the regions second CNY STEM Job Shadow Day, facilitated by Partners for Education & Business. Over 300 high school students from the area are invited to visit local STEM companies to shadow professionals, observing and assisting them with their work. Job shadowing provides young people with a firsthand look at the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the workplace. Through this experience young people get the opportunity to explore careers and make the connection between the classroom and the “real world.”

Benefits for Host companies
It demonstrates a commitment to supporting and improving the local community. Individual hosts benefit from the satisfaction that comes with mentoring a young person and introducing them to a new career. Hosting reinforces the link between academic performance and career attainment. It also provides an opportunity to screen potential student applications for summer internship opportunities.

How to register to be a Host company
Host companies can register for the program anytime below. Registration deadline is January 12, 2018.

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Benefits for students
Students identify possible career interests and the required skills needed for STEM jobs. They also make valuable connections between school and work. During the day they practice appropriate workplace behaviors, which includes arriving on time and dressing professionally. Job Shadow Day offers them the unique opportunity to engage in networking activities and begin building a professional network.

How to register students
Educators can register for the program below. Registration deadline is January 12, 2018.

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Sample Job Shadow Day schedule
On the day of the event, students visit the Host company for 3-4 hours, observing and assisting them with their work. Below is a sample schedule for the day.

Time Activity
8:45 a.m. Arrival
9:00 a.m. Meet & greet/ overview of company- Company leader
9:15 a.m. Tour of building
9:45 a.m. Tour of the specific department/introduce the team
10:00 a.m. Work activity
11:00 a.m. Small group interview
11:30 a.m. Depart/or second interview
12:00 p.m. Lunch


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Contact information
If you need assistance or have questions, contact or
Joe Vargo at (315) 448-1012 or