Archive for Wednesday, January 31, 2001

THS students plan to shadow workers

January 31, 2001

On Friday, several area employers will see their shadows members of a Tonganoxie High School business club.

About 30 members of Tomorrow's Business Leaders will travel throughout the region to work with a variety of professionals as part of Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

Karen LaRosh, sponsor of the THS club, said students will learn about career opportunities ranging from aerospace engineering to nursing. She said she had read about the national program in professional journals.

"I just thought it would be a really good opportunity for the kids," LaRosh said.

Although the national program is in its fourth year, Friday is the first time Tonganoxie High School students will participate.

"I would like for them to see the job expectations, so they can see if that's what they would like to do," LaRosh said. "I know one day doesn't give them a complete idea, but it will get them started."

In addition, she said, she hopes the students come away with some information about what types of college courses they would have to take or what skills they would have to develop to be success in a certain profession.

Many of the students will travel to Lawrence, while others will go to Olathe, Topeka and Leavenworth.

Businesses in Tonganoxie that are participating in Friday's program are Midwest Health Center, Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, First State Bank and Trust and The Mirror.

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