Contact: Rita Shade Simpson
Clerk of the Board/Administrator
Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
92 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079
February 1, 2002
COUNTY GOVERNMENT HOSTS STUDENTS FOR JOB SHADOW DAY
SALEM -- Fifty-four eighth grade students from Salem County elementary schools will "job shadow" county government employees on February 6, 2002. Fifteen County departments will demonstrate various types of work and discuss workplace educational requirements. All children will be briefed in the Courthouse at 9:00 AM, after which they will be dispatched to their assigned departments until 1:00 PM.
The Prosecutor's Office will host 14 pupils to view daily operation, effectiveness of narcotic detecting canines, narcotics investigation techniques and weapons seized during criminal investigations. A Superior Court Judge will also present an overview of the Judicial System with students attending various live court proceedings.
Fourteen students designated "Honorary Freeholders" will return to the Courthouse on February 6th at 6:30PM to meet with their respective Freeholder. The students will later sit alongside their Freeholder in running the 7:30PM formal meeting.
Job Shadowing Day is part of the Salem County Schools-To-Career Initiative.