From Staff Reports
KEYSER - Clients from the Developmental Center & Workshop fanned out all over the area Monday to participate in the annual "Groundhog Job Shadowing Day."
Groundhog Job Shadowing Day is a national campaign to give young people a new perspective on various career paths through a hands-on learning experience in the actual workplace.
The Developmental Center has participated in the program for several years now, and a wide variety of businesses have assisted by allowing DC&W clients to spend the day, or sometimes just an hour or two, to learn more about how they operate.
At the Mineral Daily News Tribune, Ben O'Neil took a tour of the facilities, then followed reporter/photographer Barbara High around to take photos of his fellow job shadowers in other businesses.
At the Battery Warehouse in McCoole, he joined fellow DC&W client Johnny Twyman in learning about the various types of batteries. At the Keyser -Mineral County Library, Missy Ack learned about Story Hour and how library director Connie Sutton chooses books for the young readers.
Jessie LeMaster and Missy Miller assisted store owner Terrie Rogers at the clothing racks in the Big Bargain Thrift Store, and Richard Jenkins and Erin Broadwater lent a hand at the Wee Care Day Care Center.
Back at the Developmental Center, Spechel Redman, Bajur White, Gary Garlitz and Raymond Bickley, among others, took part in the day's activities as well.
The following businesses participated in the program this year: Aaron's Furniture of Keyser, Battery Warehouse of McCoole, Keyser Wee Care Day Care Center of Keyser, E&S Fabrics of Keyser, the Mineral Daily News Tribune, Keyser-Mineral County Library, Big Bargain Thrift Shop of Keyser, K.C. Salon of Keyser, Save-a-Lot of Keyser, and the Developmental Center & Workshop.