City Hosts Job Shadow Day Participants
January 29, 2004 - Mayor Bill Haslam said
that the City of Knoxville is participating in the nationwide Groundhog
Job Shadow Program on Monday, February 2. Mayor Haslam and numerous
city employees are hosting 20 students from Austin-East Magnet High
School. The program will start with Mayor Haslam's greeting all the
students at 9 a.m. in the City County Building's fifth floor atrium,
before they leave for a morning of accompanying their designated hosts
in their respective activities. After coming back together for a lunchtime
review of the morning, the students will depart before 1 p.m.
Participating city employees represent the Mayor's office as well as numerous
departments, including Communications and Government Relations, Community and
Neighborhood Services, Law, Fire and Police. "We look to these students
to be part of Knoxville's future," said Mayor Haslam. "The Groundhog
Job Shadow program highlights various occupations that are available within
city government. We want to show these young people that Knoxville is a great
city in which have a career and settle down."
"We appreciate Mayor Haslam's support," said Dr. Jean Harper, Principal
of Austin-East. "As this program gives students an up-close look at the
work world, it is motivational academically. The experience shows them that
what they are learning in school really will be beneficial in the future."
Knoxville's Promise, Junior Achievement of East Tennessee and UT's Educational
Talent Search are local program sponsors. This is the seventh Groundhog Job
Shadow Program held nationally.
For more information on the City of Knoxville's Groundhog Job Shadow program,
please contact Dan Myers at (865) 755-3771.