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WOW 2.0 April 1st & April 8th advertThis year’s WOW 2.0 will be held as a virtual event for high school seniors interested in interviewing for full- and part-time jobs. The event will take place on April 1st and 8th, 2021. The junior portion of the event will not be held this year.

The Event…

This year’s WOW 2.0 will be a virtual event for high school seniors interested in interviewing for full- and part-time jobs. If you are a high school senior who wishes to enter the workforce full-time following graduation, or you would like to work part-time while attending college, you should attend. If you attend this event, you will interview with at least one company. These are not mock interviews, so be prepared. The interviews will take place from 9am-4pm on Thursday, April 1st & Friday, April 8th.

Seniors, please REGISTER HERE (students) to be a part of the event. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.

Once the registration has been closed, the West Alabama Works team will review your Career Connect profile to match you to a company based on your interests and experience. While you are welcome to express which companies you are most interested in interviewing with, our team will pair you with the best fit. Once matched, students will be assigned specific interview times.

The following companies will be participating:

  • ARD Logistics
  • Bama Dining
  • Bolta US
  • Buffalo Rock
  • DCH Health System
  • Lear Corporation
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
  • Premier Service Company
  • SMP Automotive Systems of Alabama, Inc.
  • Schnellecke Logistics
  • Westervelt Lumber
  • Whitfield Regional Hospital
  • Wilson Hospitality – Hampton Inn
  • ZF Chassis Tuscaloosa

Information for Employers…

Industry Leaders: Ready to meet your future workforce? If you are hiring and want to participate, please REGISTER HERE (industry). The deadline to register as an interviewer is Friday, March 12th. For more info, please contact NaTa’sha Black.

The Evolution of the Event…

Since its launch in 2018, WOW 2.0 has connected high school juniors and seniors to West Alabama industry partners, helping to pave a pathway to success for our students. In the past, WOW 2.0 was divided into two components – WOW 2.0 and WOW 2.0: College and Career Day. Both events took place on the Shelton State campus. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and safety concerns, only WOW 2.0 will take place this year and it will be virtual. WOW 2.0: College and Career Day has been cancelled for 2021, but we hope to bring it back for 2022.

WOW 2.0 (virtual for 2021)

High school seniors will participate in scheduled interviews with business and industry. Students must register individually to attend; each student is guaranteed one interview. The West Alabama Works team will review your application and match you with companies that fit your background and interests. Prior to the event, students will be assigned specific interview slots. This day is only for seniors who are interested in interviewing for full- or part-time employment following high school graduation. It is not for those interested in a mock interview. 

CANCELLED FOR 2021: WOW 2.0: College and Career Day

Juniors from the 9 counties in Region 3 will have the opportunity to meet with post-secondary schools and industries. Seniors who have not decided on a college plan are also able to attend, but they must register using the junior link. This event is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the high growth, high demand jobs available in West Alabama. Students will be able to speak with post-secondary schools as well as meet with industry professionals in a job fair setting.

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