On October 1st students from Lawrence Education Center boarded the bus for a field trip to the Illinois Department of Transportation Career Day held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Career Day is a workforce development tool designed to introduce students to careers in the transportation industry. Through hands-on activities, exhibits and heavy equipment demonstrations, students learn about transportation-related careers.
Students were able to participate in many hands on learning activities. Some examples they learned about were engineering, geology, and construction crafts. Each student was provided a hardhat and protective eye wear. There was an activity for decorating the hard hats just for fun. Also, a lunch was provided for each student.
This field trip provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about careers in a fun participative manner. All enjoyed the field trip.