WOW 2024

October 2-3 | Shelton State Community College

What is WOW?

Worlds of Work (WOW) is a nationally-recognized, immersive experience, showcasing competitive careers in West Alabama to over 4,000 students. WOW allows students to explore career opportunities through hands-on demonstrations with industry leaders. Taking over Shelton State Community College’s campus for two days, the event draws hundreds of industries to showcase their companies and build their future workforce. The purpose of WOW is to create awareness about exciting career opportunities among students and educators while addressing workforce needs in the region.

Are you ready to inspire the next generation? Join us as an exhibitor at WOW and connect with students eager to learn about your career field. Take advantage of this no-cost, two-day event to engage with local students and spark their interest in your industry.

With your support and sponsorship, the 2024 Worlds of Work will help students on their journey to a career. Sponsorships provide your company recognition at the hands-on, nationally recognized WOW event. Click here to view the full benefits of sponsorship.

What is Worlds of Work?

Worlds of Work creates awareness about exciting career options among students and educators while addressing workforce needs in the region. Existing employers in the region continue to have unfilled job openings due to a shortage of skilled workers. WOW helps companies find potential workers and students find paths to success.

WOW 2.0.

WOW 2.0 is for high school juniors and seniors, taking place April 10th. Details here. 

Free Online Resources for Students & Parents.

WOW Expo 2023: Success by the Numbers.

101 exhibitors participated
over the span of 2 days.

35 schools from across the West Alabama region attended the event.

The WOW Career event saw a total of 4,068 students during the two day event.




hEar the Impact of WOW FROM STUDENTS!

Worlds of Work

WOW 2.0 and Regional Signing Day

Virtual WOW.

West Alabama Works, Region 3 Workforce Development Council

WOW is a project of West AlabamaWorks!, Region 3 Workforce Development Council and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. WOW is a fun, educational, hands-on opportunity for students to become familiar with a broad overview of high demand, high wage career opportunities available in the area.

Students in West Alabama Works’ nine-county region, which includes Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties, can attend the expo.  WOW includes “worlds,” or industry sectors, that students have the opportunity to explore through exciting activities.  For more information on the “worlds” click on the icons below.

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