Job shadowing is a great way to learn about the work environment, occupational skills in practice and the value of professional training. Job shadows are best done while they’re actively working on something so you’ll also get an idea of their day-to-day tasks. If possible, try asking questions during your visit or watch them speak with others who might be coming into contact with that person’s job function too.
Job shadowing is a chance for someone who wants to enter a profession but doesn’t know much about it yet – like students still deciding what they want to do when they grow up.
They can experience it first hand by following around one or more people doing those jobs from sunup until sundown or over two consecutive days just as if you were hired onto their team temporarily!
You may not need such long hours at your dream occupation someday (though some professions require this), but even these few short hours will give you valuable information!
The idea is that the student will see what it entails to be employed in a certain industry. By doing this, students experience firsthand how their education correlates with real-life work scenarios and can make an informed decision about which careers they might want to pursue as adults.