Dentist, Vet or Police Officer? FHS Students Participate in Job Shadow Day

From teachers to illustrators, auto technicians and more, 25 Frenship students got a taste of future career possibilities with local businesses and organizations.

As a high school student, preparing for life after the diploma is something every student thinks about.

“Will I go to school? Will I begin working? What kind of career do I want?”

Well, to make answering those questions easier, 25 Frenship High School students got to experience a day in the life of a variety of careers to see if their possible job interests were something they really want to pursue in the future.

From dentists to vets, police officers, teachers, auto technicians and more, students toured facilities, viewed x-rays, made mock traffic stops, and even watched surgeries during the job shadow day.

Frenship Vet Clinic Owner Cindy Stephens said the job shadow day is a great opportunity for students to begin learning about future careers while in high school.

“For these students to come and see what it’s really like in the workforce is a wonderful opportunity,” she said. “Making a career choice is a big decision, so it’s great that these students are getting to experience a variety of careers before graduating high school.”

Frenship ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Amy Baker said job shadowing allows students to explore an area of interest and really learn the detailed aspects of an industry they want to pursue.

“Job shadowing provides such an eye-opening experience for our students,” she said. “It’s also a great way for employers to engage in the education process and help produce more efficient employees for the workforce.”

More than 1,700 students at Frenship ISD (grades 7-12) participate in CTE courses to provide them with the technical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare for future employment and/or successful transition to post-secondary education.

The curriculum gives students the practical experience they need to succeed through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work and on-the-job training.

Frenship ISD offers CTE courses in 15 areas of study, including:

  • Agriculture, food and natural resources
  • Architecture and construction
  • Arts, A/V technology and communications
  • Business management and administration
  • Education and training
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Human services
  • Information technology
  • Law, public safety, corrections and security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing sales and service
  • Science, technology, engineering and math
  • Transportation, distribution and logistics

Thank you to all of the following businesses, organizations and individuals who participated in the job shadow day:

Texas Tech University
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Shelby and Friends
United Supermarkets
Office Wise
Frenship ISD Technology Department
South Plains College
TEGA Kids Superplex
Frenship Vet Clinic
Dr. Bullard
Frenship Automotive
Wolfforth Police Department
Lubbock Christian University
Gerwig Dental
Arbor Inn
Oden Veterinary Hospital