Job Shadowing – Helps Young People Explore the Career They Want to Pursue!

A “Job Shadow” is a career exploration activity in which students spend several hours or more at a workplace following and observing an employee through their work day.  

In Berkshire County, many schools participate in “Groundhog Job Shadow Day” on the 2nd of February, but job shadow opportunities continue all spring long! During January and February 2020, students from Hoosac Valley, Mt. Greylock, BART, Wahconah, Lenox, Lee, and Mt. Everett visited job sites.

Another impressive example of job shadowing is through the BFAIR PreETS Program, which is a work readiness program for students looking to learn more about the workforce. BFAIR is a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs of people with disabilities and their families. (  Here are some Job Shadow Days Berkshires 2020

BFAIR’s Employment Services is a “specialized employment, training, and placement agency supporting people with disabilities with work related goals to obtain job opportunities. Services focus on vocational evaluation, job placement through job development, case management, vocational evaluations and skills training programs.”