More than 59 Employers will Host 1700 Bexar County Students in City-Wide Job Shadow Day
San Antonio, TX —On February 2, more than 1700 area teens from across San Antonio and Bexar County will participate in a City-Wide Job Shadow Day. This is San Antonio’s first City-Wide Job Shadow Day in more than ten years.
SA Works, in partnership with Junior Achievement (JA), has recruited more than 59 employers representing public and private sectors and small, medium and large businesses. Joeris General Contractors is one of these businesses. These businesses will expose students to diverse career opportunities and the marketable skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.
SA Works and JA are working closely with educators and administrators from more than 12 school districts and two public charter schools from across Bexar County to match students with employers that closely represent their career path. They are also serving as liaisons between employers and schools to coordinate site visits, curriculum, transportation, and logistics.
Shauna Goodman of SA Works said, “The city-wide Job Shadow Day is a meaningful opportunity for San Antonio’s youth to get a first-hand look at the various careers and jobs that exist across our city. We hope that students will be inspired as well as better informed about the academic, technical and marketable skills needed to succeed in a career they can envision for themselves.”
Julie Delahunt, Director of Human Resources for Joeris General Contractors, stated, “As a born and raised San Antonian, working for Joeris, a home-grown company since 1967, I have a strong desire to support local students, their education and their future work opportunities. At Joeris, we are always looking to hire the best and brightest in San Antonio. After all, young people are our future and someone will fill my Joeris shoes one day!”
About SA Works
Modeled after the US Chamber of Commerce Supply Chain model and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), SA Works is an industry led coalition assembled to develop a comprehensive human capital strategy to fill the community’s most pressing talent needs. The intent of SA Works, using the collective impact model, is to align the full extent of the community’s resources to achieve optimum employment for the businesses, industries, and residents of San Antonio and Bexar County. For more information, visit www.sanantonioworks.org
About Junior Achievement USA® and Junior Achievement of South Texas
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and communities volunteers, and providerelevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.5 million students per year in 115 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Locally, JA of South Texas will bring programming focused on work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Visit www.jast.org for more information.