Students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high schools will shadow professionals in various industries in January and February.
Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston is leading the kick-off of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, where students will shadow professionals in various industries in January and February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.
Students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high school that are interested the TRCC Job Shadow Program filled out an application to select their areas of career interests. Job shadow programs are available in the following professions: accounting/finance, international business, aerospace, network security/administration, business management, PC support/help desk, Cisco, programming, computer graphics, public relations, computer engineering operations, sales/marketing/business operations, database management/Oracle, software development, engineering (electrical/mechanical), business start-up/entrepreneurship, human resources/staffing/recruiting and Web design/development. For more details, go to www.tysonschamber.org.
Loftus has been the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee chairperson for the past two years and a TRCC member for five years.