Glendale, CA – Girl Scout high school students from local Los Angeles schools recently visited AT&T Interactive in Glendale for a special event celebrating AT&T/Junior Achievement Job Shadow Initiative’s reaching over 100,000 students in the program’s first four years. At the event, students participated in several job training activities including a technology demonstration at AT&T’s Command Center, a human resources workshop and a Common Sense Media presentation. In addition to learning about the work force from AT&T employees, the students also heard from City of Glendale Council Member Frank Quintero and Glendale City Manager, Scott Ochoa. The guest speakers offered the students advice and encouraging words about staying in school and finding jobs they are passionate about.
Girl Scout students from West Adams Preparatory and Manual Arts Senior High School, both of Los Angeles, participated in the event, which was one of 62 locations across the U.S. that simultaneously held job shadow events to highlight the national dropout crisis.
Building on the success of AT&T’s first Job Shadow initiative, a key component of Aspire, AT&T will use similar events such as this to create an evolved Job Shadow program in which employee-student teams learn work and life skills, explore real business problems and form lasting relationships. This Job Shadow program will be part of Aspire Mentoring Academy, launching in fall 2012.