Career Fieldtrips/job
shadowing experiences

Career Fieldtrips & Job Shadowing Experiences

Career Fieldtrips are brief job shadowing experiences that encourage our LACC students to observe various work sites and have the opportunity to speak with professionals in those environments.   With these opportunities, LACC students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to employers in that environment. The Career Fieldtrip/Job Shadowing experience is usually a one-day, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student. LACC students witness first handedly the work environment of various careers, employability and occupational skills in practice, job outlook and demand, the value of professional training and potential career options that accompany various careers within the organization. Career fieldtrips are designed to increase career awareness among LACC students.  These opportunities also enable students to learn more about career trends that exist in various occupations.  Although there are countless resources in our Career Center that help students obtain a clear picture of various careers, nothing can really describe it as actually experiencing this first hand and immersing oneself into the environment.  Career Fieldtrips and Job shadowing opportunities are limited in that they allow students only to observe and these are not necessarily opportunities that provide students with hands-on experience or skill development.  

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, high school dropouts and socially disadvantaged individuals develop skills through job shadowing that employers need.  Please read more below in order to learn more about the impact of Career Fieldtrips and Job Shadowing experiences.”

Read more:   
The Job Shadowing Effect on the Employment Rate | eHow.com

Courtroom Fieldtrip
Students visit a mock trial courtroom during a field trip to a law office.
Prison Fieldtrip
Students visit a state prison during a field trip.