The Department of Defense will host more than 60 Washington D.C. metropolitan area high school students on Feb. 7 in support of the federal CIO Council’s Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. The day-long event is co-sponsored by the Association for Federal Information Resources Management and Junior Achievement.
Divided into small groups, the students will spend the day with one of several DoD components and agencies in the National Capitol Region. Participating DoD organizations include the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army, National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and DoD Washington Headquarters Services.
“IT Job Shadow Day is an academic activity designed to give students a unique opportunity to observe the federal IT work world and learn about federal agencies,” said Joyce France, DoD CIO Management Services director. “DoD is proud to support the federal CIO Council’s IT Job Shadow Day and highlight the exciting and important opportunities that exist within the department’s team of IT professionals.”
According to federal CIO Council officials, 33 high schools and 39 federal agencies have signed up to participate in this year’s IT Job Shadow Day.