Hoover High School made a visit to our downtown office for the yearly job shadow. In case you don’t know what a job shadow is, allow us to explain: This is an opportunity for students to see what the different departments of a company do in a real-time, real-life setting. In our case, these students got a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at a tech company!
This visit, we had 32 students from all grades that are currently enrolled in Hoover High School’s Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) program. The Academy of Information Technology is one of the three major programs sponsored by the National Academy Foundation, which provides students with knowledge of technology and its ever-expanding universe. The Academy of Information Technology gives students the chance to earn college credits dealing with technology while still in secondary education.
The morning started out with a short introduction and tour from our PR and Communications Specialist, Tischa Culver. After the tour, the students were put into groups of five or six and rotated between four presenters: Content, Web Design, Back-End Development, and Full Stack/Basic Web Deployment.
We had a short pizza lunch halfway through the day and continued on into the afternoon.
In the end, the students walked away with a better understanding of what we do here and what awaits them after graduation. They also scored some pretty cool TCG sunglasses.