SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Friday, at the Zanetti School in Springfield, students mixed with professionals to get a good look at possible career choices, and that included one four-legged professional.
Students at the Zanetti School couldn’t get enough of the visitors that walked into their classrooms.
Springfield canine officer Tom Horn brought Marco, his police partner, right to the students to teach them about what its like to have man’s best friend on the force.
“I taught the kids pretty much safety in the beginning and then we also talk about how the dog works what he is supposed to do. Just the important things about what a canine officer is supposed to do,” says Horn.
The students looked on as Officer Horn showed just how well Marco responds to commands.
Others like Springfield Firefighter Christian Lewis also took time to talk safety,
Lewis adds, “We get a chance to share some of our fire education and prevention, ideologies with the kids and then we also get to show them whats its like to be a firefighter and show them the best career in the city.”
The main goal of the day was to introduce kids to possible careers. Seeing first hand made all the difference
“Education is the equalizer no matter background you come from that you can be someone in life if you really work hard at it,” says Zanetti Principal Christian Clark,.
And taking their education to the next levels was also part of Friday’s program
Michelle Moosbrugger of Springfield College says, “The students here are so wonderful. They have lists of questions that they want to ask. Anything from what college majors are like what jobs they could get into to what dorm life is like.”