Job shadowing for SCS students (updated)

Choosing a career can put a lot of pressure on young people when they are trying to study. Most students are unaware of which career path to choose and what qualifications are required for their career choice of interest. That is why Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) promotes job shadowing for students of form-2 on April 24 and April 25, and for form-4 on May 2 and May 3.

Job shadowing is deemed a good strategy to afford students the opportunity to develop a more realistic outlook on a career, acquire knowledge, and learn about different types of jobs.

Job shadowing may introduce students to careers that they might not have considered, network with professionals, and be introduced to the workforce.

It is not the first time that SCS students are taking part in such an initiative. Over the past two years students have been able to broaden their perspectives of career paths and the world of work.

This year the school has a total of 45 students participating in its job-shadowing programme. Some of the businesses participating in this year’s programme are Saba Roads, Saba Tourist Bureau, Island Registrar’s office, Department of Agriculture, Hygiene and Vector Control, Department of Public Health, Juancho Yrausquin Airport, Saba Electrical Company, Sacred Heart Primary School, Jobean Glass and Saba Dispensary.

Guidance Councillor Carol Irvine Skinner said she had received positive feedback from participating students. “I had a good time in K2 at Sacred Heart Primary School,” “I learnt a lot,” “Helping out at the gym and teaching the gym classes was nice,” and “This is my second year at the Airport and it was such a learning experience again,” were among the responses she received.

SCS said it was very thankful that so many businesses, foundations and individuals participated in its job-shadowing programme. “SCS understands that this took time away from regular responsibilities, and we are very grateful for all the information that you were able to provide to our students regarding the world of work and to teach them the skills and competencies required for survival in the workplace,” the school stated.

The Daily Herald.


Choosing a career can place a lot of pressure on young people and at all time when they are trying to study. Most students are unaware of which career path to choose and what qualifications are required for their career choice of interest. That is why Saba Comprehensive School promotes job shadowing for form 2 (April 24+25) and form 4 (May 2+3).

Job shadowing is a good strategy which affords students with the opportunity to develop a more realistic outlook on a career, acquire knowledge and learn about different types of jobs. Job shadowing can introduce students to careers that they might not have considered, network with professionals and be introduced to the workforce.

It is not the first time that the students of SCS are taking part in such an initiative. The past two years students have been able to broaden their perspectives of career paths and the world of work. The SCS is very thankful that so many businesses, foundations and individuals participated in our job shadowing program. SCS understands that this took time away from your regular responsibilities, and we are very grateful for all the information that you were able to provide to our students regarding the world of work and to teach them the skills and competencies required for survival in the workplace.

Press release SCS.

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