Issue: # 4A-2013  
February 2013
February traditionally kicks off Job Shadowing Days all around the country! This special edition of the Newsletter focuses on some interesting job shadow activities we've noted in the news.  
February is also CTE Month - celebrating the successes of Career and Technical Education. We'd like to send a big shout out to CTE educators this month to thank you for all you do! Your hard work is improving students' academic performance, graduation rates, and more.
And of course February is Black History Month. We'll take a look at two notable black scientists with resources for learning more.
Finally, If you haven't explored recently, now is the perfect time! 
We deliver job shadowing right into the classroom all year round! 
We've enhanced our website and added many new features to make career exploration even more exciting and convenient. Please take a look and sign up for a Free Trial.  Happy February!
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Job Shadow Days Across the Country

We are excited to read about all the partnerships happening across the country that support students in their job shadowing activities! Check out these links for some great stories!


CH2M Hill in Spartanburg SC hosts students to teach about engineering 


HS students in Huntsville, AL get to be school board members 


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February is CTE Month
Career and Technical Education is instrumental in preparing students for college and careers of the 21st century. Technology is transforming CTE programs everywhere, and we want to help spread the word that CTE is for every student!

Be sure to visit ACTE's website to learn about CTE events happening around the country. 
Buncombe CTE

We know the changing role of CTE often feels like a secret, but it needs to be shouted from the rooftops! We recently took our cameras inside a progressive school district near our home office to showcase a 21st century CTE Program: Robotics, PLTW, STEM, Microsoft Certifications, Autodesk, ServSafe, Healthcare Certifications... and much more. See for yourself by clicking the image above! 
New Website!
Have you taken a peek at our brand new website yet? 
 is now viewable on iPad and iPhone, as well as Android phones and tablets! Students can explore job shadows right from the classroom, or at home with their families. allows every student on your campus to job shadow, with no limitations. We even take them into workplaces not easily accessible to minors, such as hospitals, construction sites, fashion design centers, secret R & D labs, Congress, and backstage with musicians. Very cool places indeed! 


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February is Black History Month

Black History MonthFebruary is Black History Month and it makes perfect sense to highlight two great scientists in this month's newsletter.

Dr. Mark Dean, a member of the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, led the team that developed the first one gigahertz RISC computer processor chip and was instrumental in the development of the ISA bus which also greatly increased computing speeds.

Dr. Mae Jemison is a physician and astronaut who was the first black woman to travel in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. She now is involved in several science-based organizations. follows Dr. Jemison on Twitter and so can your students!
Check out this month's edition of Scientific American's
 The Urban Scientist blog for interesting STEM news and more.
From the Web
Traditional and Virtual Job Shadowing
This recent article in USA Today provides great advice to students looking to get the most from a traditional job shadow. We fully encourage any opportunity a student can take to job shadow, and we salute the businesses who open their doors to students. But we are aware that educators face many challenges - budget, transportation, corporate liabilities - that limit the number of students and the types of shadowing opportunities that can be arranged. And rural communities face other challenges. is a surprisingly affordable solution for your entire school or district. We deliver an engaging, innovative way to explore careers without any logistics challenges. features a sophisticated Admin Tool that provides tracking and reporting from District level on down, making it a snap to deliver job shadowing mandates with the click of a button!  Please  contact us today to learn how  we may serve you and meet your State job shadowing requirements.
Featured Digital Job Shadow
and What's on Tap for March!

We'd be remiss if we forgot Valentine's Day, and that February is American Heart Month. Gifts of chocolate and candy can warm the heart, but too much sugar and fat isn't so heart-healthy. Our featured career this month, to promote Healthy Hearts, is a Nutritionist! Click above to watch how Felicia Stoler teaches better eating decisions, and simple exercise tips!
Women in STEM at AvL Technologies

AVL Technologies
In production now are two new digital job shadows featuring women in STEM! We shadowed a Manufacturing Engineer, and a Marketing Director from this innovative company that offers the world's largest range of portable satellite antennas. AvL Technologies helps bring live sports into our living rooms and delivers communications from loved ones serving overseas. Look for these new job shadows on next month!
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In This Issue
Great Stories from National Job Shadow Day
February is CTE Month
Black History Month and STEM
From the Web
This Month's Featured Career
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