Frenship Juniors, Seniors Experience Future Careers in Job Shadow Day

Eighty-three Frenship High School students dove head first into the job world while shadowing local doctors, teachers, engineers and more.

IMAG5737It’s a question everyone answers at a young age: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Some say doctor, teacher, astronaut, or some even say a rockstar. The choices are endless, and at a young age, children are already preparing for their futures.

At Frenship High School, students are being prepared for their future careers every day by enrolling in Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses to give them a taste of life as a working citizen.

Recently, 83 juniors and seniors followed in the footsteps of local doctors, teachers, engineers and more to see what life is really like as a working citizen.

Students with career interests in many different areas were able to spend a whole day, learning the ins and outs of their desired careers for eye-opening experience even before they head off to college.

One student got to witness a cesarean birth, another got to hold an amputated leg. One student got to shadow a former United States Ambassador, another spent the day working with animals at the Frenship Vet Clinic.

Frenship’s CTE director Amy Baker, who organized the job shadow day, said she was so grateful to the Wolfforth and Lubbock community for their willingness to allow these students to shadow them for a day.

“Our students were so excited to be a part of this job shadow day because they look forward to their futures,” she said. “They all had such a great, eye-opening experience and it’s because of the businesses and employers who were willing to allow our students to be a part of their work day.”

Majority of the students who participated in the job shadow day have career interests in the medical field, to which Baker said is extremely hard for high school students to be able to participate in before their college education.

“I think, ultimately, the students were surprised at some of the job duties they had to do,” Baker said. “For example, some didn’t realize how much paperwork and notes doctors have to make for their work. It helped our students see the realities and possibilities they future careers can hold, and it makes our students excited for what is yet to come.”

Thank you to all of the businesses and organizations that were willing to participate in the job shadow day:

Covenant Medical Center
Covenant Sound Physicians
Tega Kids Superplex
Becton Dickson BD
Sherick Memorial Home
Walgreens Pharmacy
Jowers Tax Service
AMD Engineering
TTU Health Science Center
McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson LLP Law Firm
National Ranching Heritage Center
Bennett Elementary
Center for Collegiate Recovery Center
West Texas Area Health Education Center
Frenship Vet Clinic
RD Thomas Advertising
South Plains College for Clinical Excellence
UMC Lab Operations
Mandry Technologies
McCombs and Associates Physial Therapy