ROCKFORD (WREX) – Several students at Rockford East High School got to step out of the classroom for a few hours on Wednesday and go to work.
Nearly 60 students took part in a four-hour job shadow experience through Alignment Rockford’s Job Shadow Pilot. Multiple businesses like Nicholas Conservatory, the Rockford Police Department and Woodward welcomed students. During the experience, students got the opportunity to work on different business skills like interviewing, problem solving and communicating.
“It’s pretty fun,” said Lennox Ducksworth, a senior at Rockford East. “It’s a good learning experience because I don’t really know much about the police department really. I don’t really know much about the day-to-day activities. But being here, I get to learn a lot more about it, what they go through.”
Alignment Rockford says if all outcomes are met upon approval from the board, its job shadow team will prepare to include more high schools and more students in the future.