Student focus on future careers during National Groundhog Shadow Day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Groundhog Day might be over but for millions of students across the United States it's National Groundhog Shadow Day. It's a chance for students learn what it's like to be in the working world.

South Doyle Middle School students took a trip to the Downtown Holiday Inn where they learned what it's really like to work at a hotel.

Mitch Holloway, General Manager of the Downtown Holiday Inn says "They will work with our executive housekeeper, guest service manager, chief engineer and finish up the day with our executive chef."

It's all a part of a class at the middle school called A.V.I.D; Advancement Via Individual Determination.

"It's basically designed to expose the children to different types of careers and prepare them to go to college." said Gary Wear, the AVID teacher at South Doyle Middle School.

They might only be in 6th grade but the kids in the class are already planning for their future.


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