Job Shadow was a great day

Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011

One hundred twenty-five juniors from Kenai Central High School, 63 community organizations and businesses, six phone operators, seven drivers, four orientation speakers, four luncheon speakers, one luncheon organizer, four high school teachers, two counselors, one principal, two secretaries, two job center assistants, one board president, eight board members, 10 committee members, one mayor of Kenai, 150 volunteer hours, two months of student preparation, and countless overtime hours = 1 Job Shadow Day!

What is Job Shadow Day, you ask? Juniors from Kenai Central High have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of the future career they want to pursue. With assistance from their teachers, students research careers and prepare business portfolios. Based upon students' requests, the Kenai Chamber makes the arrangements with corresponding organizations and businesses in our community.

On Tuesday, March 1, we all joined together to make it happen. Hosts met students early in the morning, transported them to the world of work, and returned with them for the closing luncheon. A whirlwind of experience was captured within six short hours.

How do we thank everyone involved? We will never be able to show everyone how truly grateful we are. So for now we say thank you, as publicly as we know how, to the following individuals, businesses and organizations for making Kenai a great community and Job Shadow 2011 a spectacular experience for the students!

Tim Navarre, Susan Nabholz, Holly Zwink, Jennifer Scott, Lindsey Pender, Greta Cox, Debbie Allen, Alan Fields, Lisa Gabriel, Krista Timlin, Sal Mattero, Amy Manuel, Cheryl Bridge, Colleen Ward, Val Ischi, Wally Ward, Ann Ringstad, Kip Knudson, Barbara Ruckman, Marilyn Bannock, Roy Wells, Angela Theile, Carrie Couey, Jan Krehel, Mayor Pat Porter, Arby's, Advanced Biomechanics, Affinity Salon, Alaska Department of Corrections, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Big G Electric & Engineering, Buckets Sports Grill, Central Peninsula Hospital, Central Peninsula Family Practice, CH2MHILL, Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Coca-Cola of the Kenai Peninsula, ConocoPhillips, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Center, Designer Interiors, Exploring Alaska, Diamond M Ranch & Resort, The Fitness Place, Frontier Therapy Services, Homer Electric Association, Installation Specialists, Kenai Aviation, Kenai Catering, Kenai District Attorney's Office, Kenai Fire Department, Kenai Kids Therapy, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai New Life Assembly, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai Peninsula Orthopedics, Kenai Police Department, Kenai Public Health, Kenai Watershed Forum, City of Kenai, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Klauder & Company Architects, Koob Chiropractic, Kenai Peninsula College, KSRM Radio Group, Lynden Transport, Marathon Oil Company, McDonald's, Metal Magic, Mt. View Elementary, Mykel's Restaurant, Nikiski Fire Department, Paradisos Restaurant, Peninsula Clarion, Peninsula Equine Therapy, Peninsula Health Center, Peninsula Internal Medicine, Peninsula Job Center, Peninsula Pathology Institute, Peninsula Smokefree Partnership, Peninsula Surgical Solutions, Peninsula Veterinary Services, Rebecca Sorenson's Rolfing Clinic, River City Dental, Skyview High School, Snowder Chiropractic Clinic, Soldotna Animal Hospital, Soldotna Police Department, Stanley Ford, Tesoro Alaska, and Wince, Corthell & Bryson.

Carol Bannock; Executive Director, Kenai Chamber of Commerce

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