East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School senior economics students commuted into New York City to visit the New York Stock Exchange. They were guests of GTS Securities, a trading and technology firm on the floor of the NYSE, and were treated to breakfast and a rundown on what GTS does as a service for stockbrokers.
In addition, students were escorted to the floor for the ringing of the opening bell and walked around the floor as trading started for the day. They were able to speak to traders and get their perspective and insight on what stockbrokers do and what they have to accomplish.
Afterwards, students traveled to the 911 Memorial to visit and experience all that they have learned in their tenure at East Rockaway. The students got a taste of what a full day’s work and commute entails for their future.