Knox Middle School Students to Job Shadow Friday

Chris Ross

115 Knox 7th grade students will be job shadowing Friday.

Middle School Guidance Counselor, Chris Ross, explains what kind of jobs the students will be learning about tomorrow.

“Health care jobs from Starke County, the Plymouth hospital, Winamac hospital, Starke County Library, several educational institutions, several local schools – Plymouth, Walkerton, North Judson, and our high school as well as the Elementary, and several vet clinics,” Ross said. “We have a really good mix of jobs being shadowed this year.”

Chris Ross was asked what he hopes the students will gain while job shadowing.

“Hopefully, they will learn the skills it takes to get the job they are shadowing,” he replied. “We try to install in the kids that they’re going to be working probably forty to forty-five years of their life and we want them to explore different careers to make sure that that career will match their ability, personality and interest. We want them to be in a career that they’re going to love.”

Not all of the 7th graders will be job shadowing.

“The 7th graders who are not job shadowing will be going on a college caravan. We will begin at Ivy Tech in South Bend and then hit Ancilla on the way home. We want the kids to be thinking of post-secondary opportunities.”