Work Readiness Training
Educators in the Workplace
Graduation Project Advisors
What is it?
Workplace tours bring groups of students to tour a business and met a wide range of employees. Students learn about the business’s day-to-day operations, the different types of jobs available and the requirements for careers with the business.
What needs to be accomplished?
- Employers should develop guidelines for tours that highlight important aspects of the company and provide students with a comprehensive and interesting tour experience.
- Schools should prepare students for the expected behaviors at the business they are touring.
What is the benefit?
Students are able to experience a broad range of career options and get a sense of the type of career they might like to pursue. Students also get an overview of what a workplace is like: what are the dress and behavior expectations, what kind of people work there and what is the energy level at the workplace? In addition, the business gains exposure with students who will be the future workforce.
Download the employer activity guide for Workplace Tours (PDF file)