A New JA/ING Teen Poll on Kids and Careers finds that 90% of teens believe they will have ideal job. The JA/ING Poll on kids and careers finds that a majority of teens are confident they will find their ideal career. The JA credits "job shadowing" to be a way to introduce kids to careers and as a way to connecting what students learning the classroom to the real-world.... The survey shows that JA Job Shadow is a proven-effective program that helps students learn hands-on about the world of work. The program provides engaging, academically enriching and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives. JA also provides virtual Job Shadow experiences free of charge, where students can view more than 130 different job-specific videos to help them discover their career path. The virtual Job Shadow experiences is powered on a version for www.virtualjobshow.com
, a leading career explorations service used by middle and high shcools teacher and counslors to teach kids about careers. Gabrielle Ruiz, age 17, a senior at Houston's Klein High School and a JA Job Shadow student, noted, "Job shadowing helped me decide what kind of career I want to pursue. After shadowing Tiffany Jackson of AT&T, I found I had the talent to excel at accounting. I am excited to pursue a career that I will love doing, and my JA participation has also helped me prepare for the workforce by showing me how to work with others and be part of a team."