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Pivot Program Job Shadow   

picture of student inspecting tools at National Grid

Among the Pivot program job shadow opportunities in March, students toured the National Grid facility to learn about jobs that keep the Capital Region powered up.

Ninth-grade students visit local businesses and state agencies to learn about careers


March was a busy month as ninth graders in the the Pivot program completed several job shadow experiences to learn about different careers. View photo gallery

In early March, Pivot students had a great time meeting the staff at Linium Recruiting in Albany, where they had an opportunity to learn more about the human resources and recruiting business, the outlook for the local job market, and tips for how to be successful in a job search.

Students toured the National Grid facilities in mid-March where they learned about the jobs needed to supply the Capital Region with power.

Recently, grade 9 students participated in a job shadow with New York State Office of General Services (OGS). Students spent time with OGS staff learning about their day-to-day responsibilities and operations.

They first toured the chill plant, which is responsible for cooling and heating all the buildings and state agencies within the Empire State Plaza, where they learned the significance of how lack of heating and cooling would cause major issues within state operations.

Students then toured the media center and were able to use the equipment to create a public service announcement (PSA) like those created by and for state agencies, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Health, and others.

Lastly, they toured the State Capitol and learned about the roles of the Assembly and the Senate.

If you have any questions about or suggestions for local job shadows or guest speakers, please reach out to the Pivot counselor or any the Pivot teachers at the contact information below:

Mrs. Choi, School Counselor cchoi@vlietschools.org

Ms. Farruggio, ELA cfarruggio@vlietschools.org

Ms. Palkovic, ELA spalkovic@vlietschools.org

Ms. Frisbee, Math vfrisbee@vlietschools.org