Life Lab: Exciting Field Trip for the 10th Grade Class

Emma Beckman, Reporter

On Thursday, November 10th, The Sophomores of West High got the chance to attend a job shadow field trip to many different locations around the Cedar Valley. Students filled out a survey, based on their dream job, which lead them to the career field they might be interested in.

One of the places some students atteneded was the Waterloo fire station and learned all there is to know about health care and being an EMT. At the location, the trip leader explained what they do on the day-to-day basis, what life is like behind the scenes at the job, and taught the group how to preform certain activities that a required in the field.

Others students attended places like Allen Hospital, John Deere, VGM, and other large coorperations. There they learned similar things like what they do, why they do it, and how they do it.

This whole trip was planned to try and get students ready for the work force,  getting them thinking about what they want to go to college for, and what they want to do after college. Throughout the trip, students not only learned what they might want to do, but they also learned how to be a better person. The jobs that were being shadowed were all jobs that involve helping others.

It is safe to say that the 10th graders not only enjoyed getting out of school, but getting to see a glimpse of their possible future and the real world.