United States District Court, Central District of California

Community Outreach

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Groundhog Job Shadow2004 Groundhog Job Shadow Day at the Federal Courthouse 01/21/2005

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PRESS RELEASE

GROUNDHOG JOB SHADOW DAY AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE

As part of its community outreach, the district court was asked and has agreed to participate in its first Groundhog Job Shadow Day on February 3, 2004, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. From 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the court will sponsor a lunch for all participants so that everyone can share their experiences. The Western Division has been paired with a high school in Pasadena and the Southern Division with a high school from Santa Ana.

Groundhog Job Shadow Day (which kicks off in early February, hence the name) is dedicated to giving young people across America job shadowing experiences. It enables one student to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace. Sponsored by Junior Achievement of Southern California, this year’s job shadow goal is to provide more than a million students across America with a day in the workplace that is educational, inspiring and fun.

The response from court employees has been very positive. Employee participation is varied, from the District Court Architect and Chief Deputy of Operations to MIS personnel, court reporters, and courtroom clerks.

For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 213-894-8249.

SHERRI R. CARTER
DISTRICT COURT EXECUTIVE