Developing Job Shadow Experiences

Developing Job Shadow Experiences (full day)


8 a.m.-3 p.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m., including a one-hour lunch break. 


To provide students with disabilities the opportunity to participate high quality career exploration activities, including job shadow experiences, necessary to identify and pursue their post-school goals in education, training, and employment


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe essential characteristics for developing meaningful job shadow experiences
  • Describe how to incorporate job shadow activities into transition instruction and assessment practices
  • Discuss the steps and components for developing individual and/or group job shadow sites

Subtopics include:

  • CTE: Work-Based Learning Overview
  • Job Shadow and the Transition Planning Process
  • Developing Sites
  • Instruction and Transition Development
  • Technical Planning Considerations 

Sample Agenda

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Introduction, Setting the Stage
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. - Overview and Purpose
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. - BREAK
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Developing Job Shadow Sites
  • 12:00-12:45 p.m. - LUNCH
  • 12:45-2:00 p.m. - Developing Job Shadow Sites (continued)
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. - BREAK
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Instruction and Transition Development
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m. - What's next? Planning for Development
  • 3:45-4:00 p.m. - Final Questions, Clock Hours

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