Skip to main content
Gwinnett Career and Technical Education teachers to job shadow at local businesses

GCPS' CTE teachers participate in job shadowing

Gwinnett Career and Technical Education teachers to job shadow at local businesses

February 3, 2020

     Not sure if Punxsutawney Phil will have a shadow on Groundhog Day… but professionals in a variety of industries will that week in the form of Gwinnett County Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers. Starting February 3, Gwinnett CTE teachers will take part in National Job Shadow Week to learn about a wide range of industries, including emergency services, government, law enforcement, media, healthcare, banking, engineering, and dining. This is the fifth year in a row GCPS’ Academies and Career and Technical Education Office has sent both CTE and core subject teachers (e.g. math, science, language arts, and social studies) from across the school district to local businesses and organizations as part of this special event.

     During the week, teachers will spend time in the workplace to learn about trends, skill requirements, and opportunities in industries related to their subject area in order to enrich and strengthen their teaching and bring relevance to student learning. Teachers from Berkmar, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett, Dacula, Discovery, Duluth, Grayson, Lanier, Meadowcreek, McClure Health Science, Mill Creek, Mountain View, Norcross, North Gwinnett, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett high schools will visit local organizations and businesses such as Gwinnett Water Resources, Northside Hospital Gwinnett, Phoenix Coffee Roasters, and others. The teachers then will have an opportunity to develop lessons and projects for students, drawing from the shadowing experience to connect learning across subject areas while showing relevance to real-world jobs and situations. 

     The list of businesses involved in this year’s National Job Shadow event is:


H3 Media

Atlanta Institute of Music & Media


Digital Scientists

Luckie & Company

GCPS Broadcast and AV Media

Mighty 8th Media

Gwinnett County Solicitor's Office

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

Gwinnett Emergency Services


Gwinnett Fire

Phoenix Coffee Roasters

Gwinnett Planning & Development

Regions Bank

Gwinnett Police

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Gwinnett Water Resources

Water Innovation Center (WIC)

  Download a PDF of this article
GCPS Public (Main Tabs & Content) - Metrics Tracking Script
Complementary Content