(Photo courtesy Junior Achievement of Northern New England)
Students from the Quincy Upper School recently spent time on the job with Massachusetts Department of Transportation employees to experience firsthand what it is like to be part of the workforce.
Students from the school accompanied MassDOT employees for a day of work as part of
Job Shadow Day designed to teach students about what professionals do, and what traits and skills are needed to be successful in the workforce.
“The student who shadowed me wasn’t sure what major to select for the future, so I had her experience an actual interview with me,” said Donna Scott, MBTA assistant director of staffing.
Scott said the student was fully engaged during the interview and when asked if she would consider hiring the candidate she said “yes” and offered reasons why she would.
“After the interview, I asked her about the learning experience and she said that she enjoyed it very much, said Scott, “I am hoping that I was able to open a new door, which will have her considering a career in Human Resources.”
In a statement, Emily Neill, president of Junior Achievement of Northern New England, thanked the department for “helping to make a difference in the lives of local students – our future workforce - by teaching them valuable, real-life lessons about the working world.”
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