ARC Mechanical Hosts Job Shadow Day Students

Oxbow 8th graders pose next to a sheetmetal tin man fabricated by ARC with their assigned service techs, Chris LaCombe (left of tin man) and Steve Ingalls (right of tin man).

On Tuesday, April 4, over 430 eighth grade students from eleven schools shadowed workers in the community through an annual program coordinated by the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership (UVBEP). ARC, one of nearly 100 other Upper Valley employers, has hosted JOb Shadow students since 2012.

Two eighth graders from Oxbow High School in Bradford, Vermont, shadowed ARC’s service technicians, Chris LaCombe and Steve Ingalls. Job Shadowing enables students to observe workplace hosts as they go through a normal day on the job, providing an opportunity to see how skills taught in the classroom are applied beyond school walls. Students can also gain insight on careers they might pursue in the future. 

Since ARC’s first time hosting Job Shadow students, we’ve been delighted to discover they are eager and enthusiastic. We’ve been honored to participate and look forward to future events.

Job Shadow student ‘working’ on equipment.