Beginning February 1, 2013, the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association will again pair hotels from across the state with senior high school and technology center students as a part of the State Groundhog Job Shadow program. Job Shadowing is an academically motivating educational activity dedicated to giving students an up-close look at the world of work.
Job shadowing can take on many forms, but typically encompasses a half-day visit by a student to a hotel property. The student should have an opportunity to tour the operation, “shadow” an employee for at lease two hours, and participate in workplace activities.
OH&LA has several ideas and guidelines for a successful day. We also have resources, activities, and materials to get things started.
So, mark your calendars for Friday, February 1, 2013 to participate in Groundhog Job Shadow Day. Even if you are unable to participate on that particular day, consider being a job shadow worksite later during the month. This is a great way to show students there is more to our industry than what can be found in textbooks!
Help students see a wealth of potential in the lodging industry. It's easy to participate in National Groundhog Job Shadow Month; simply contact Christie Brewer, Manager-Hospitality Career Initiative, at (405) 942-6462 or (800) 375-8181, or fill out an online Participation Sheet.