KMC hosts Job Shadow Day

by 86th Mission Support Group

Job Shadow Day is a partnership between the installation and its schools intended to connect classrooms, communities and careers. It is designed to give students the unique opportunity of an up-close look at various career fields.

Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa staff, along with their 86th Airlift Wing counterparts and numerous military and civilian organizations, will observe Job Shadow Day, also referred to as “Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day,”
May 16.

Students may “shadow” workplace mentors or accompany their parents at work to experience a typical day on the job. Job Shadow Day invites students to witness firsthand how the skills learned in school relate to the work environment.

Job Shadow Day is a prime occasion to encourage positive relationships between students and the military community.

All Department of Defense Dependents Schools and home-schooled students are invited to participate in various events throughout the KMC in an effort to provide students with the opportunity to see how skills gained in the classroom are applied in a work center.
The goal of Job Shadow Day is to help students explore and directly connect the skills and education needed to succeed in current and future job industries.

Job Shadow Day in the KMC gives students a chance to explore various careers beyond what their parents may do for a living.

While living in the KMC, students have a unique advantage over their stateside peers as they can become familiar with the importance of international relations and local customs, which is an invaluable skill. Many units and organizations have eagerly volunteered to invite students to visit their facilities. The complete list of participating organizations and units will be available online or can be obtained by contacting the school liaison office.

Parents and guardians are responsible for student supervision and transportation to and from the various activities located throughout the KMC.

In order for students to participate in Job Shadow Day, their parents must complete and return a permission slip and photo release provided by the school.

Job Shadow Day events will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude around noon. All students need to be returned to school by 12:30 pm. This will allow families time to enjoy lunch together and to discuss their Job Shadow Day experience.

If parents would like their students to eat lunch at school, then students must be returned to school in time for their regularly scheduled lunch period.

Parents should obtain their supervisor’s approval before bringing their child to the workplace and coordinate with the listed unit points of contact regarding public events that offer a limited number of tours.

For questions regarding Job Shadow Day, call 480-9374 or e-mail