Local Ninth graders got to plan out their futures today with top Rockford business leaders.
It was at the sixth annual academy expo, held at Sportscore Two. The event matches local freshman with area businesses to explore potential career opportunities.
Anisha Grimmett, Executive Director Alignment Rockford said, “Kids don’t know what they don’t know. So it’s all about awareness and creating that awareness for opportunities for them in the future, and it helps them decide which academic pathway they want to choose.”
More than 700 volunteers representing 100 different career fields took part in today’s expo.