Harrisonburg City

HHS Mentorship Program

Categories: Harrisonburg City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The HHS Mentorship Program is open to all juniors and seniors who desire an intensive career exploration experience in a field of their choice. Students provide their own transportation or use public transportation to spend 3-5 hours each week shadowing and assisting a career mentor. Before being sent out for mentorship, students spend 6 weeks developing workplace readiness skills like resume building, interview and communication techniques, and business etiquette. Some of the ongoing challenges for this program include finding mentor placements in high interest fields like health careers, and considerations related to the age of students. A dedicated Career Experience Specialist teaches the introductory lessons and finds placements for students in addition to monitoring their mentor experience. This year 41 students are exploring careers ranging from planetarium management to surgery to special education and more!

Contact:

Bethany Everidge
Career Experience Program Coordinator
beveridge@harrisonburg.k12.va.us
540-433-2651