Students & Parents.

Students & Parents,

We all want the best for our children. In this changing world, what worked best for us may not be the best choice for our children. In today’s job market, only 20% of jobs require a four-year degree. However, 65% of jobs today require an associate’s degree or advanced technical training. The best opportunity for our children may be found in equipping them with necessary knowledge to select an educational option right for them.

Choices your eighth-grader makes entering the ninth grade school year will impact career opportunities for a lifetime. Through dual enrollment, students have the opportunity to take college and technical training courses while in high school. These courses enable them to obtain high-paying jobs immediately out of high school without the burden of college debt. Many companies offer apprenticeships to help fast-track students and develop their career paths.

Your students will have an opportunity to explore exciting career paths at this year’s West Alabama Worlds of Work (WOW) event. WOW will present real-world simulations of available career options. Each hands-on exhibit will be presented by top employers in our region. By attending WOW, students will learn how to begin building a meaningful career at the beginning of high school.

WOW will be held Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13 at Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus. On October 12 from 2-7 p.m., high school students accompanied by an adult chaperone, as well as post secondary students, are invited to attend WOW Varsity. 

Regards,

West Alabama Works Leadership Team

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Worlds of Work Career Expo
WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017 and Friday, October 13, 2017
WHERE: Shelton State Community College Martin Campus
WHO: Eighth grade and high school students from Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties.

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