Recently, King’s Academy juniors from the West Palm Beach and Clewiston campuses participated in Job Shadowing Day. This program allows students the experience of a typical day in careers that they are interested in.
Students shadowed in professions from the arts, athletics, business/finance, communications, education, engineering/architecture, legal, medical, ministry, public service and science. TKA junior Jordan Gableman shadowed an orthopedic surgeon and was able to observe a knee scope surgery. “Observing the surgery first hand was an amazing experience,” Gableman said. “I am now considering a field of medicine involving surgery because of this experience.”
The students came away with a better understanding of the requirements and rigors of the careers they were exposed to, and a better knowledge of whether the career would be a good fit for them. It was an eye-opening and exciting day for the students.
“The Job Shadow program is a tool to help identify or eliminate career paths for our students,” TKA High School Dean Terry Toulson said. “Students can tend to glamorize certain career fields, and once they experience it, they realize it is not what they are looking for or exactly what they want to do. It also helps students make contacts with professionals who are already working in the field they are interested in.”
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach.
Above: Ashley Stack, Danielle Giachos and Cayla Pucket with Wellington Regional Medical Center NICU nurses.