In preparation for the 2013 Job Shadow Day, 120 juniors at Kenai Central High School spent two months researching careers and preparing business portfolios, including job applications, résumés, and cover letters. The unit culminated with individualized, first-hand workplace experiences with local business hosts from across the Central Peninsula. KCHS students and staff would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the individuals, agencies, and businesses that helped to support this program and to make this such a positive experience for students.
Special thanks go to the following Job Shadow committee members for organizing this annual event: Johna Beech and Gloria Ungrue at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, Rachel O’Brien and Diana Spann at the Peninsula Job Center, Krista Timlin at Kenai Peninsula College, and Lois Bisset, Laura Fourtner, Meredith McCullough, and Susan Nabholz at Kenai Central High School. Thanks also to Michael Crawford and Steve Attleson for speaking at the luncheon, Loretta Spalding for helping students prepare their résumés, Sal Mattero for assisting with job shadow orientation, Tim Navarre for organizing donations for the luncheon, and Debbie Allen, Jim Beeson, Patti Lawyer, Lisa Gabriel, and Susan Lovett for helping behind the scenes with organization and transportation.
Thanks to all of these businesses and organizations for donating their time and expertise to host and mentor students: Alaska Crane Consultants, Alaska Physical Therapy, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Alaska’s Event Designer, Arneson Builders, Beemun’s, Big G Electric, Blue Moose Bed & Biscuit, Buckets Sports Grill, Central Alaska Engineering, Central Emergency Services, Central Peninsula Hospital, Charlotte’s Restaurant, City of Kenai, Computer Renaissance, Diamond M Ranch, Dolce Vita Photo Boutique, Era Aviation, Halcyon Spalon, Hammer Tax & Accounting, Homer Electric Association, Jasmin’s Hair Design, Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science, Karlene’s Acupuncture & Day Spa, Kenai Aviation, Kenai District Attorney’s Office, Kenai Fire Department, Kenai Kids Therapy, Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics, Kenai Performers, Kenai Police Department, Kenai Safeway, Kenai Veterinary Hospital, Kikay Fashion Boutique, Koob Chiropractic, KSRM, Liberty Tax, Little People’s Learning World, McLane Consulting, Metal Magic, Mountain View Elementary School, Nikiski Fire Department, Peak Oilfield Services, Peninsula Clarion, Peninsula Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, Peninsula Memorial Chapel, River City Dental, Soldotna Animal Hospital, Soldotna Bible Chapel, Soldotna Elementary School, Soldotna Police Department, Soldotna Safeway, Stanley Ford, Tesoro, Truuli Escape Day Spa, Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic, Waddell & Reed, Whitey’s Music Shop, and Wince-Corthell-Bryson.
Thanks again to everyone in this community who generously donated their time and effort to help our students take the next step to explore their future educational and career goals!