The Muhlenberg Job Corps Center joined with thousands of employers and students around the country who took part in National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, during the week of February 2, 2015. Since 1999, this initiative to engage students in employment settings has paired student “shadows” with “workplace mentors” to demonstrate connections between academic and technical skills to careers. The goal of Groundhog Job Shadow Day is to match more than 1 million young people with workplace mentors.
On Thursday, February 5th, three Muhlenberg Job Corps Student Government Association leaders shadowed Karen Robinson, Job Corps Business Community Liaison on a courtesy visit to the Kentucky State Capitol. First, the leaders had the opportunity to meet Colmon Elridge, Executive Assistant to the 61st State Governor, Steve Beshear. In his office they had the opportunity to learn about the history of the Capitol and the many important decisions of said office. Second, all had the opportunity to meet State Senator, C.B. Embry where the students were able to admire and discuss many of the Senator’s favorite readings, and saw a few written by the Senator himself. Third, everyone met with State Representative, Brent Yonts who recognized the student leaders at the House Session and then invited the students to the House floor for a photo opportunity with House Speaker, Gregory D. Stumbo.
The Student Government Leaders did a great job representing the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center. They thoroughly enjoyed their shadowing experience and enjoyed meeting the great leaders of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.