TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services

Job shadowing offers valuable opportunities

TRIO Student Support Services

Posted On: 01/11/21

One way students can thrive in college is through job shadowing opportunities to learn more about their future careers.

KCC’s TRIO Student Support Services program offers TRIO Career Coach, a job shadowing experience for students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a real workplace setting.

“This experience makes students more marketable during their job search and helps them create a professional network,” said Keisha Smith, assistant director of the TRIO Student Support Services program.

LoRyelle Robinson, a TRIO participant, began job shadowing with the KCC Police Department on Jan. 4. Under the leadership of Chief Eric Springer, Robinson is learning about the daily responsibilities of a police officer, including how to write traffic reports and tickets, how to communicate using the codes of police and emergency personnel. She is also learning how to respond during scenarios that require the intervention of police officers.

LoRyelle Robinson

“Through this experience, LoRyelle will learn what to expect when she’s employed in law enforcement,” Chief Springer explained.

Robinson plans to transfer to a university next fall and pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

To learn more about TRIO Student Support Services or to find out if you qualify for the program, please complete an application at or call Keisha Smith at 815-802-8474.

The TRIO Student Support Services program assists low-income students who are first-generation college students and students with disabilities who are seeking to transfer to four-year institutions to complete bachelor's degrees.