For some students, the idea of joining the American workforce is in some distant future. It’s hazy and so far away that it might not matter to them. For others, it’s a reality they embrace openly.
Thanks to the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program, Laura Ackerman, a senior at Marion County High School, was able to spend a week following engineers doing what she hopes will be part of her future. She spent a week in a co-op with the Elizabethtown Transportation Cabinet, where she learned from engineers and reaffirmed her desire to continue in the engineering field.