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Students are encouraged to start shadowing in a career field of interest their junior year. They can set this up on their own outside of school, or talk with a counselor about opportunities through the school.

Medical Field
Job shadowing is an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about careers and job skills by actually spending time in the workplace. Through NEONI's Healthcare Career Shadowing Program, Northeast Ohio high school juniors and seniors have the ability to spend a day at one of several area participating hospitals interacting with professional healthcare practitioners in fields including: laboratory medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and respiratory therapy.
Contact your guidance counselor for instructions on how to log on and complete the quick and easy online registration process. For more information, go to the Neoni website:
http://www.chanet.org/WorkforceNEONI/BecomeAHealthcareProfessional/HealthcareCareerShadowing.aspx

Engineering
Every year local organizations/companies organize a shadowing experience for interested students. Timken has a program called “Engineer for a Day” and students are matched to area businesses according to the student’s engineering discipline choice. A typical visit to a host company might include an overview of the company’s business and products, a facility tour, and a chance to spend a few hours one-on-one with an engineer so the students can experience the daily projects and problems that engineers work on and solve.
*This opportunity is offered in February, and students must sign up by the first week of January. Announcements will be made in December. Click here to see a video about the “Engineer for a Day” program:
http://www.timken.com/en-us/Knowledge/students/Pages/EngineerForADayVideo.aspx