New Brockton Elementary School holds first-ever "Careers on Wheels" event

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New Brockton, Ala. (WTVY) - Many careers take place indoors.
New Brockton Elementary School students are learning that you can take your passion outside.

Monday's weather called for school being outside.
And that's just what nearly 500 students did at New Brockton Elementary.
Jason Hadden, Principal says:
"This is our first annual career on wheels day and it's an activity for the kids that we have planned to let them know what different industries are in our area and in our community."

Volunteers with the fire department, rescue squad, and others took part in the event.
A wide variety of vehicles on display ranged from military to aircraft to farming equipment.

Sheriff Dave Sutton, Coffee County says:
"The kids love it, something they can touch they are tangible...anything out here they climb on board...and they even get to come up and spending time petting coco."
Kids ran around excited about testing out each vehicle and ended their time with a sweet treat.

Sheriff Sutton says:
"These are our future...these children are our future in coffee county and they need to see stuff like this and get them involved in it."

Event coordinators say now is the time for kids to become educated on their career options.
Mandy McFall, Career Coach says:
"I think this helps the students get an early start on thinking about their careers...not waiting until they are seniors in high school to start planning for their life...getting them started in kindergarten."

And the plan next year is to make "Careers on Wheels" bigger and better...
Monday's event was a part of the school's career week.



 
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