IntroductionShadowing is an easy to set up project that has proven to give benefits to all that are involved. It represents a Ã¢â‚¬Å›trainingÃ¢â‚¬Å¥ technique where a person (the Shadow), usually a student, is paired with a leader in the workplace (the Host) to enable the Shadow a hands-on feel of what it is like to have a career.
Although Shadowing is a popular way to train new employees so that they can seamlessly begin to work in a new environment, our idea is to use this initiative to promote careers in ICT to young women Ã¢â‚¬â€œ students, that are about to make decisions for specializing in various fields in their education. This way, by taking a first-hand look into the world of work, they are able to gather information about careers in ICT, see how fulfilling and rewarding they are, and pursue them.
By bringing students into the workplace to see a woman decision maker with a highly acclaimed position in the field of ICT, at work, very real and tangible option to pursue a career in ICT comes alive for them. Shadowing provides exciting reasons why female ICT students should continue their education and why they should pursue careers in the field of ICT.
It creates a critical link between education and success.
Shadowing can provide experiences that are as unique as every person who participates, showing to the student how education can be translated into rewarding and financially secure future, encouraging young women to continue in their choice to study information and communication technologies, as well as to pursue a career in the field.