Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
94 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079
CONTACT: Deborah Turner-Fox, Clerk of the Board/Administrator
January 30, 2004
COUNTY GOVERNMENT HOSTS STUDENTS FOR JOB SHADOW DAY
SALEM -- Freeholder Director Chuck Sullivan proclaimed February 4th as Salem County Government Job Shadow Day. Fifty eighth grade students from Salem County schools will "job shadow" County government employees on February 4, 2004. Ten County and one State department will demonstrate the varied worksites and explain educational requirements. Children will be briefed in the Courthouse at 9:00 AM, for dispatching to their assigned departments until 1:00 PM.
The Prosecutor's Office will host 16 pupils in court and Grand Jury rooms to meet the County Prosecutor, overview the legal system, case preparation, and victim-witness services. Students will be introduced to the three investigative divisions of Major Crimes, Administrative and Narcotics giving tactical, fugitive task force, narcotics and identity theft presentations.
Other County activities participating include road and bridges engineering, environmental/public health, information services, central administration, road construction, law enforcement & corrections, veterans' services, school district oversight, will probation, and government regulation/recording. State Court activities will be accessible for the first time.
Sixteen student "Honorary Freeholders" will return 6:30 PM to the Courthouse to "report". These students will later sit alongside their Freeholder in running the 7:30 PM formal meeting.
Job Shadowing Day is part of the Salem County Schools-To-Career Initiative.