Portland High School Sophomore Class Participates in Job Shadows

Submitted by Andrea Levinsky, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, Portland High School. 

Over 150 students from Portland High School recently participated in the annual job shadow day. Students chose where they would spend the day. Once there, students toured the companies, learned about the kinds of jobs available, the training and education required to get the jobs, did an activity, and had lunch.

A student who went to Maine Medical Research Lab said “The labs, presentation, and speakers were all very interesting and helpful, and was an overall fun experience. The visuals and actually exploring the labs were the best parts.”

One Employer said” The students were a pleasure to work with: very motivated and engaged.”

One business was so impressed by one of their students, they invited the student back to have continued mentorship and engagement with the business!

Participating businesses and organizations included:

Baird Financial Group, Bernstein Shur, Casco Bay Engineering, Colby Engineering, The District Attorney’s Office, iBeCretive, IDEXX, Immigrant Welcome Center, Kepware, Key Bank, King Middle School, LiveVital Physical Therapy, Lincoln Middle School, Maine Medical Center Research Lab, MR Brewer Construction, North Deering Veterinary Hospital, Portland Downtown, Portland Jetport, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Water District, SMRT Architects and Engineers, Tyler Karu Interior Designs, Tyler Technology, Unum, Youth and Family Outreach, and Verrill Dana.

If your business or organization would like to get involved for next year, please contact Andrea Levinsky, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator at levina@portlandschools.org.