Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

It’s just after 8:00 am on a Friday morning and I’m surrounded by 17 area high school juniors and seniors, dressed in business-casual attire and reflecting upon their week. This is the first day back in their typical GO CAPS classroom after spending the previous four days on site at Springfield businesses.  The group has been learning important aspects of professionalism, and what these businesses have to offer in engineering and manufacturing.  One of those students is Wyatt Comstock.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

A program offered to area juniors and seniors lets them try out a career before they leave high school. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

High school students in the Ozarks are getting a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in the field of healthcare through the GO CAPS program. 

They’re in the Medicine and Health Care Strand of GO CAPS, a program offered by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which lets them test drive a career.