Groundhog Shadow Day - Mentor Enrollment
Mentor REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. Please join us next year!
Groundhog Shadow Day 2018 is a job shadow event open to high school students in Kent County. On Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, students will meet with an industry professional in the field of their choosing, to learn valuable career information. We hope to have a wide variety of career opportunities available for students and need YOUR help.
Employers agree to provide students with opportunities to:
- Get an overview of their company’s industry, the day-to-day operations of specific departments, positions available, and requirements for successful employment (i.e., level of education, career pathways);
- Interact with a variety of professionals with different levels of responsibility, education, and experience;
- Engage in a hands-on activity or demonstration that reflects the skills required in this sector if possible; and
- Preview current or recent projects so they understand some of the potential work demands required.
We are looking for all types of roles and positions to be represented in this event, so please forward this information to people in your professional or personal circles who you believe would be interested in mentoring and encourage them to participate in Groundhog Shadow Day 2018.
Please join Kent ISD in creating excitement around the future workforce and help young people find the path that is right for them.
Student registration opens on December 1st and is available at the student GSD page.
Kent ISD Career Readiness coordinates communication between mentors and students. Employers will have names of their guests in early January 2018.
Many employer partners elect to host several students so they include a cross-section of activities, here is a sample Best Practices Agenda example to launch your creative juices:
Learn about different applications of STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) through hands-on activities, discussions,and career exploration. Our Workshops are perfect for curious kids who want toknow how things work and why we study STEAM. This program will feature adifferent topic each month and is for kids in grades 6-8 (but younger and olderkids are welcome to stop by). Snacks and Ride to Read passes will be available.
September 6, 2017
Why did ancient people make pictures out of the stars? Whogets to name a constellation? Learn all about the science and mythology behindconstellations, recreate famous ones, and even design your own from real starmaps.
October 4, 2017
Learn the principles of water power by assembling afunctioning robotic arm that moves using hydraulic power!
November 1, 2017
Kinetic Creatures are walking cardboard animals that youbuild from a kit! You'll learn about movement and engineering while you help usput together Rory, Geno, and Elly.
December 6, 2017
Electricity can happen anywhere! Design your own circuit onpaper and light up LEDs using copper tape and conductive ink.
January 3, 2018
If you had fun creating circuits on paper, then you'll lovethis workshop where we'll create our own fashionable circuitry. Kids areencouraged to bring old clothing for themselves but extra supplies will be available.
February 7, 2018
Use your engineering skills to create geometric bubble wandsand watch how the design affects the shapes of the bubbles.
March 7, 2018
In this workshop we will make a slime that reacts to astrong magnet. You can make it move and dance!
April 4, 2018
Get ready for Earth Day by using recycled light bulbs tocreate your own mini terrarium with moss and other tiny plants.
May 2, 2018
BristleBots are tiny simple robots that move with the powerof vibration. We can study how they move by creating obstacle courses, paintingwith them, and racing them.
Email your questions or call (616) 447-5691