Plattsburgh middle-schoolers focus on STEM job shadow

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Around 30 eighth grade students from Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh went on a job shadowing tour Wednesday.

They stopped at Moldrite Plastics to see all the engineering that goes into it. The students saw machines fly through the air, and twist and turn while holding various lids.

The company's Todd Duprey says that running the robots is similar to using a video game. "It's a whole different way of looking at it than in a book, but when you see it in person and you actually sit there, and it's like, 'Wow, that's really interesting, I'd really like to do that.' That's what we're trying to drive to the younger generation," he said.

The tour was catered to students to show the importance of STEM and to get a jump start into their future. This is the third time the school has been able to have a job shadow trip.