TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – It may be summer break for schools, but some local students have spent the past two days learning how to be leaders.

The Vigo County School Corporation hosted its second annual Student Leadership Conference at Ivy Tech. Class officers and student council members heard from community speakers about leadership skills like having a vision, creating a strategy and coaching potential.

Superintendent Dr. Rob Haworth says the students can take what they’ve learned about leadership and apply it when entering the workforce.

Riley Toomey, one of the senior class officers from Terre Haute South, says this event will help them learn how to best lead their school.

“Our high school time is ending but we still have this really important year and, as a class that’s never had a normal high school year, we want to have these opportunities for our class,” Toomey said.

43 students took part in the conference. The event will culminate with a banquet on Thursday night.