Addison Trail students participate in career-exploration experience at Abt Electronics Inc.

On Jan. 30, 32 Addison Trail students participated in a field trip to Abt Electronics Inc. in Glenview for a career-exploration experience (pictured above). Those students are enrolled in various Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at the school.

According to, “Abt is the largest independently owned, single-location retailer of electronics, appliances and home goods in the U.S.”

During their visit, students learned about the various careers/departments at Abt, including car detailing, design center/interior design, HVAC technicians, appliance technicians, installers, woodworking, warehouse, dispatching, customer service and sales. Students heard from department managers regarding what it’s like to work at Abt and the opportunities that are available through the company for a long and successful career.

District 88 is committed to providing multiple and flexible pathways for students to ensure they are college and career ready and continues to partner with colleges/universities and local businesses to expand these opportunities. District 88 invites companies to collaborate with the district and support students. See details at