Students learn the road construction process - – Rockford’s News Leader

Students learn the road construction process


Rockford students see first hand what it takes to make the roads we drive on every day.

 Students of the IDOT Engineering Academy program through Rockford Public Schools, got the chance to tour the Illinois Highway Department's District 2 Headquarters.  They learned the process of how a road is fixed or built and how workers are brainstorming on making the next project as accident-free as possible. 

 Jefferson High School Senior, De Rontae Taylor-Craig says the program and tour have helped guide his career interests.

 "I've been interested in computers and then I always wanted to know what different fields you can work with, with computers and there's a lot more than what I thought, even with just like roads they use computers."

 The program takes students on this field trip every year.

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