Junior Job Shadow includes variety of activities


This year's Junior Job Shadow Day at Wayne Community Schools included the traditional job shadow time, but also included a number of activities, not only for the juniors, but for all students at the Junior-Senior High School.

Future Up Day was held Nov. 1. On that day, each grade level participated in a different activity. The 9-12 student activities were geared toward things that will help the students in the future.

At the same time, seventh and eighth grade students participated in a Minute to Win It competition to help build relationships with other students.

The freshmen students completed a number of Community Service projects at various locations in Wayne

The sophomore students took part in Real world sessions where they learned about vital skills such as tying ties, pressing shirts, changing tires, checking oil and basic budgeting.

The junior class was involved with Mock Interviews and a resume workshop.

The seniors gained information during a FAFSA/scholarship workshop.

The idea for Future Up Day came when Mrs. Knutson, Counselor, and Mrs. Koch, Spanish/Business teacher at the high school, were planning the annual Junior Job Shadow Day. They wanted to add in mock interviews for juniors, but felt that they needed to prepare them first.

Junior Job Shadow Day was held Nov. 10 for all Wayne High juniors. Each student participated in two different 2-hour job shadowing experiences in Wayne. 

Students also had the chance to practice their interview skills by participating in mock interviews with several area businesses. There was also an open house portion of the day where businesses, colleges, etc. were able to share information about their opportunities with students in a more flexible setting.

"We had a great response from community members and businesses. We are so thankful to live in Wayne and be able to partner with so many community members and organizations," Mrs. Knutson said. 

Anyone who would like to be added to the list for next year, please reach out to Mrs. Knutson at liknuts1@waynebluedevils.org.

"Thanks to these businesses for participating in our Future Up Day and/or Junior Job Shadowing Day programs," Mrs. Knutson added.

Those businesses taking part this year included:

Absolute Salon, ALLO, ARMY National Guard, Casey Electric – Casey Schroeder, CONQR, Early Learning Center, Edward Jones – Mike Varley, Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust, Family First Dental, Fyre-Tec, Grossenburg Implement, Head Start and Heartland Counseling.

Also, Heritage Homes/Industries, Herman Chiropractic, IKT, John’s Welding, KEL Physical Therapy, Kinship Pointe, Knutson Law, KTCH, Magnuson Hopkins Eye Care, Main Street Auto, Marines, Moments Photography, Nebraska Extension Office, Nebraska State Patrol and Northeast Community College.

Also, NUCOR Detailing Center, Providence Medical Center, Providence Wellness Center, Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Rainbow World, Serenity School of Massage, State Nebraska Bank & Trust, Titan Machinery, Tom’s Autobody and USave Pharmacy.

Others taking part included WAED Office, Wayne Community Activity Center, Wayne Country Club, Wayne CountryView Care and Rehabilitation, Wayne Elementary School, Wayne Greenhouse, Wayne Municipal Airport, Wayne Public Library, Wayne State College, Wayne Vet Clinic, White Farmhouse Realty and Williams Form.


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