Instead of school it's a day on the job

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Instead of going to the class today more than 200 students spent the day at local businesses. Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Salem High School and Junior Achievement to host a Shadow Day.

Seniors had the option to job shadow or spend the day at a local college. English teachers spent several days helping the students prepare for the day. The program also showcases opportunities that are available in the Roanoke Valley.

"This day is so important because seniors at Salem High school will make career decisions along with which college and university they want to attend. Also this may lead to future internships and summer jobs," said Jill Sluss of Salem-Roanoke Chamber of Commerce.

Students spent the days at businesses like Bank of Botetourt, WDBJ7 News Station, and Certified collision Repair.