On February 2nd, nine businesses in Central New York welcomed high school students into their workplace to preview the jobs and working environment within their company.   Each company structured their shadowing visit distinctive to their own agenda but each included a close-up and personal view of the types of careers, products and services that they offer.

Due to school delays and closings, three additional visits were rescheduled.  On February 9th, GE Inspection Technologies hosted 16 students, mostly female, from Jordan-Elbridge High School’s Technology classes.  Solvay High School students will have the opportunity to visit Darco Manufacturing on March 21st, shadowing one-on-one with employees operating different equipment on the manufacturing floor.  Students from PSLA at Fowler High School will be visiting the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Justice Center on March 29th to have a special demonstration of Forensics by the Evidence Technicians, as well as a presentation about ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) in addition to a tour of the jail.

From introducing the process of design in order to create model building spaces with paper, to viewing the various stages of building machines, to hearing presentations about the “a day in the life of,” to interviewing young professionals and taking tours of companies that students didn’t know existed, CNY STEM Job Shadow Day offered over 200 students an up-close and personal view of the types of careers, products, and services that exist in our region.

Thank you to the businesses/agencies that hosted groups on February 2nd and provided information about their careers in STEM:

  • Anaren
  • Bartell Machinery Systems
  • C&S Companies
  • Covanta
  • FAA – Air Traffic Control Tower
  • King + King Architects
  • National Grid
  • Schneider Packaging Equipment Co.
  • SRC, Inc.

From top left to right: SRC, Inc.; National Grid, GE Inspection Technologies, C&S Companies, Bartell Machinery, Anaren.