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Your junior year of high school is pivotal. There are numerous decisions that you'll make during your junior year at WCHS that can have an impact -- positive or negative -- for years to come. Your career choice(s) may have a big impact on the list of potential colleges or vocational schools that you consider, so it is important to at least try narrowing down career possibilities.

How do you discover possible career paths? As 9th and 10th graders, you learned about career clusters, completed career inventories and assessments and conducted career research to write career papers and give career speeches. This year you'll have the chance to attend two career fairs, complete a job shadow, and share what you learn with your classmates. Remember that this research is purely preliminary. As you move to your senior year and then into college, many more career options will arise that you will probably at least consider. 

Career Link at West Central High School is a service coordinated by East Dakota Educational Cooperative that helps bridge the gap between school and work.  All juniors at West Central will complete a job shadow during first semester to experience what it would be like to be in that job or profession. You'll complete many activities before and after the shadow.

Ready to get started? Use this Job Shadow Checklist!  All of the resources you will need are located here.

Before your shadow:

On the day of your shadow:

After your shadow:

    Individual Projects:

    Group Projects:

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