Job Corps alum host sixth annual shadowing event

WASHINGTON D.C. — On February 13, the USDA Forest Service welcomed 50 students to the Headquarters Office to explore Forest Service careers and shadow Forest Service employees. The students came from four Job Corps Centers at Harpers Ferry, Potomac, Woodstock, and Woodland Job Corps Centers.

After a welcome from Acting Associate Chief Lenise Lago, student shadowed Forest Service staff and/or joined a presentation detailing how to create a federal resume. In the afternoon, students enjoyed several presentations from USDA employees representing Fire and Aviation Management and Departmental Management.

The goal of this event was to introduce more students to natural resources careers and help students build professional relationships.


Participants of the 2018 Groundhog Shadow Day in the Forest Service Washington Office on February 13, 2018. Forest Service photo by Tanya Flores.


Malcolm Shorter mentors a student from Harpers Ferry Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center at the 2018 Groundhog Shadow Day. Forest Service photo by Jeleesa Furgurson.