CAREER DEVELOPMENT

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County Economic Development Authority, in partnership with Fort Payne High School, invites you to be a part of our new Career Development Program. We are seeking employers from a wide variety of industries and professions to share your knowledge with the upcoming workforce. This program was developed in response to our community’s struggle with employment and our goal is to help our local economy maintain a stable workforce.

POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES

People are much more likely to apply for a job that they have already been exposed to. By giving students the opportunity to come into your business, meet people, and see what you are all about, students will be much more likely to apply for your jobs.

EDUCATE STUDENTS

This program gives you the opportunity to provide the upcoming workforce with knowledge and insight. Also, it is more impactful for students to see the day-to-day operations of your profession than just reading about it online or listening to an information session about it.

BOOST LOCAL ECONOMY

Our main goal for this program is to boost employment. By exposing students to local industry, we hope to instill a desire to stay and work in Fort Payne. This is a win for you and students; it strengthens our local economy and provides students with the foundation for a career.

Post Your Job Shadowing Opportunities

Fill in the form below with your Job Shadowing opportunity. Applications will be submitted to the email address you fill in below. See the tentative schedule below of job shadowing weeks.

DatesBusiness Category
Week 1
Jan. 30,31- Feb. 3
Health Sciences, Public Administration
Week 2
Feb. 6-10
Education, Financing and Engineering, Entrepreneurship
Week 3
Feb. 13-17
Communications, Non-profit, Government and Law
Week 4
Feb. 21-24
Construction, Welding, Ag, Building Trades
Week 5
Feb. 27- March 3
Human Services, Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism Local industries
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Times Available for Shadowing

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