Thursday, February 26, 2015. The Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee has once again put together another successful Youth Business and Industry Job Shadow Day Event. The event took place on Thursday, February 26, 2015. This year the Chamber partnered with Inglewood Unified School District, the City of Inglewood, and the South Bay Workforce Investment Board in order to provide a more comprehensive program to help young adults develop job skills needed for success.
The students, school counselors and Education Committee members gathered together in the Inglewood Library Lecture Hall in the wee morning hours of 7:30 a.m. The students arrived promptly and were dressed for success. The morning kicked off with a ceremonial pom and circumstance performed by music students from Delian Music. After a very powerful opening speech provided by District 2’s Councilman Alex Padilla, the students were disbursed to various business sites from Downtown Los Angeles to right here in our home town of Inglewood, California.
Upon the students return from their various business sites visited and lunch with their business hosts, students were asked to turn in evaluation forms and reflection forms in return for a raffle ticket and informational bags (containing literature on youth job resources and Employment fairs offered by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board) provided by Los Angeles World Airports. Over 50 prizes were raffled off amongst the eager students. One student in particular received the grand prize raffle drawing of free guitar lessons and a guitar donated by Delian Music!
Youth Business and Industry Job Shadow Day is an event that attempts to match Inglewood students with a business of their choice for a day in order to give the students a chance to experience first hand how that business actually operates. It is the hope of the Education Committee that this will assist students in making solid career choices, and open up new areas for students who might be undecided in future career choices.During the past thirty-three years, this event has been very successful. Our member businesses were able to place over 150 students for the day.
We look forward to more businesses participating next year by pledging to host students at your place of business to observe workers in action and learn about the skills needed to be productive in the world of work.
The IAACC would like to thank Debra Deras for her wonderful workshop she conducted on February 19th entitled "Social Media Strategies To Increase Your Revenue". I was held at the IAACC conference room and it fun group. Understanding Social Media is now detrimental to any business nowadays and Debra answered all the questions. Debra is also an active and vocal member of our Marketing/Communications Committee with the IAACC.
We can't for wait Debras next event at the Chamber!
If you would like to contact Debra Deras, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Business and Industry Job Shadow Day is a program that attempts to match Inglewood students with a business of their choice for a day in order to give the student a chance to experience first hand how that business actually operates. It is the hope of the Education Committee that this will assist students in making solid career choices, and open up new areas for students who might be undecided in future career choices.
During the past thirty three years, this event has been very successful and we hope to make an even bigger difference in the lives of our Students. Our businesses have been able to place over 400 students for the day! Participating businesses host these career minded students as they observe workers in action and learn about the skills needed to be productive in the world of work.
Every student needs to create goals for their adult life and then create a plan to reach those goals. Understanding youth and their learning is an important first step in creating an environment that supports the education of young people.