Learning Experiences

HAS students complete career shadowing internship

Submitted photos Rylun Dickson completes his internship working at New Start Thrift Shop in the Tygart Valley Mall.
Mr. Kevin Hostetler conducts a practice interview with Zandra Watts.

ELKINS — Highland Adventist School high school students recently completed a two-week career shadowing internship. The annual program included completion of interest and talent inventories and classroom training in giving an interview, writing a resume, completing an application, finding job postings, dressing for success, workplace etiquette and ethics, and more.

After the classroom portion of the program was completed, students spent two weeks at various local businesses and service agencies learning about a specific career.

“This was the third year of our internship program, and it was a huge success,” states Cheryl Jacko, principal. “The local business and professional community welcomed our students and gave them an outstanding experience learning about careers. Several students identified careers that might be a fit for them.

“We want to thank the Elkins EMS, Appalachian Animal Hospital, Mrs. Rowan at Randolph County Vo-Tech, Hi-Tech Auto & Tire in Buckhannon, Bob’s Auto Repair, Elkins CVB, Youth Health Service, Tygart Valley Medical Specialties, Seneca Designs, New Start Thrift Shop, Elkins Physical Therapy and Fancy Paws for their mentorship and hospitality extended to our students. We also want to thank Kevin Hostetler, owner of Randolph Funeral Home, and Donna Cain and Emily Grandusky of the WVDRS office for their help in training our students.”

Highland Adventist School provides innovative, Christian education for students in grades PK-12. For more information call 304-636-4274 or visit the school website at www.highlandadventistschool.org.