What is an industry tour?

An industry tour is when businesses and organizations invite a group of students  into the work environment to show them various career opportunities available in a particular field and all aspects of a business.  Industry tours are typically between 30 and 90 minutes in length.

What are the goals of an industry tour?

Each location will provide a unique experience.  Goals of an industry tour include:

• Educate students about the wide variety of career options available to them.

• Provide first hand experience for students to learn about a typical day on the job, where different people work and what they do.

• Show a link between basic classroom skills, including “core coursework” (literacy, math, science, social studies) and “soft skills” (work ethic, punctuality, effective communication, initiative, etc.) to success in the workplace.

• Provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and gain insight into possible career choices.

What does a good industry tour look like?

A good industry tour is engaging, stimulating and informative.  Tours should provide students with an understanding of the inner office workings including multiple departments and areas of business.

How do I offer an industry tour?

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