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SAISD students gain experiential learning

Job Shadow DayAlmost 500 students from seven SAISD high schools participated in San Antonio’s third annual SA Works Job Shadow Day Feb. 2. Citywide, the event matched nearly 4,000 San Antonio students with 130 local employers for a half-day of onsite experience-based learning.

Pictured are students from Young Women’s Leadership Academy who spent their time with the City of San Antonio-Transportation & Capital Improvements. Also participating were students from Brackenridge, CAST Tech, Fox Tech, Highlands, Sam Houston and Travis Early College high schools.

These SAISD students are involved in courses such as anatomy and physiology, animation, business management, computer science, engineering, graphic arts, health science, information technology, political science, public administration and robotics.

The community-wide event allows local companies to nurture the future workforce, encouraging a stronger emphasis on the professional skills and knowledge they seek in a skilled labor force. Businesses of all sizes participated – from San Antonio headquarters operations to small businesses and startups.