Site tours can be a class or an individual experience. They give students an opportunity to understand products and services from concept to production to delivery. Often what is taught in the classroom comes to life when students get an inside look at a business. Site tours help students understand how different jobs fit into the organization by visiting various departments and hearing how each complement the other. Besides actual physical surroundings, students also get to witness a company's culture. In many ways, culture is an organization's "look and feel." Students learn by seeing how offices and production areas are set up, how people dress, how conservative or liberal organizations are, how people Interact, and how they work. Today, when employees consider prospective employers, they look not only at salary, benefits, and location but also, the organization's work environment and philosophy. A site tour can be a great introduction to corporate culture. Students are encouraged to visit a variety of businesses within their career pathway. Many teachers feel there is no better place to integrate academic theory and practical application than at a worksite. If you would like to invite a student or an entire class to your business, contact a School-to-Career program manager to set up the visit.