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Contact: Steve Jensen

Four Hartford-area high school students spent the day with State Comptroller Nancy Wyman as part of the national Groundhog Job Shadow Day mentoring program.

Today marked the second annual observance of the job-shadowing day, sponsored by America's Promise-Alliance For Youth. A half-million students across the country were expected to participate in this national mentoring initiative.

Job Shadowing enables students to follow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace.

The students who participated in the Job Shadow Day with Comptroller Wyman include:

 Jessica Maturo, Kimberly Butler, Comptroller Wyman, Noel Caraballo and Shawn Bucchere

Comptroller Wyman said, "I am honored to participate in this year's observance of Groundhog Job Shadow Day and hope it opens a window into the world of work for these young people. This has been a great way to begin to provide them with the knowledge and skills they will need to achieve their dreams.

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For Immediate Release
February 2, 1999

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