VLK Architects Welcomes Klein ISD Students for Job Shadow Day

On Thursday, February 11th, VLK Architects hosted five students from Klein Collins High School from Klein Independent School District for Job Shadow Day in our Houston office. This mentorship event, started by Klein Collins Administration and Career Counseling Departments, provides students with the opportunity to learn about the professional world through connection with professionals that are experts in their fields of interest.

"It is important to give students a direction and a focus. This program prepares them for the real world, motivates them in their school work, and helps them with networking opportunities," said M'Lee Brooks, Career and Technical Education Counselor. "We don't get to teach them this in class, so this helps them gain real world experience."

VLK Architects enjoyed preparing for the students and wanted to provide activities that were not only educational but also inspiring.

Angel Rivera, VLK Architects Project Coordinator who assisted in event planning said, "After sharing the importance of our mission and values, we taught them about the design process through an exciting Bingo activity that allowed students to define various architectural terms throughout the day as they rotated through different learning pods. Over all, we had a great day and it was a positive, fulfilling experience for both VLK employees and the students."

Dana Reaves, Klein Collins Business Teacher, reinforced the positive experience the students had during their visit at VLK. "The kids had a wonderful time and were able to grasp what an architect's job entails," said Reaves. "The time everyone spent explaining their job to each student was amazing! Experiences like this really give the kids a realistic look at life outside the classroom."