Lugoff-Elgin High School participates in a Junior Achievement Job Shadow Program with KershawHealth Medical Center

(Camden, SC)- KershawHealth Medical Center & Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina partnered together on November 2nd & 3rd to offer a job shadow experience to two groups of juniors and seniors from Lugoff-Elgin High School. In preparation for their on-site experience students participated in JA Job Shadow lessons that focused on setting career goals and learning about career clusters. While onsite at the hospital, students were introduced to multiple careers, ranging from clinical work to back office operations.

LEHS teacher, Maria Spring said, “Our students will benefit from this job shadow as they make their career decisions in high school, college, and beyond.” This classroom and site-based program prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers and encourages them to develop personal strategies to pursue lifelong learning and career opportunities.

Susan Burroughs, COO of KershawHealth Medical Center said, “KershawHealth got the opportunity to partner with Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina to provide roughly 30 Lugoff Elgin High School students with a Job Shadow program that included speakers from multiple disciplines, facility tours, and also exposed them to potential healthcare career choices, education requirements and the soft skills needed to be successful.”

Casey Pash, President of Junior Achievement said, “It is partners like KershawHealth that truly inspire our future. It is important as we prepare our future workforce that they know what careers are available to them, even in their own backyard.”

For more information or to request JA programs for your child’s classroom, contact Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina; caseypash@ja.org; 803-252-1974