Educators. Students. Parents. Industry.

This will be an in-person  event on April 12-13th, 2022 from 9am-1:30pm.

              High School Seniors, Don’t Wait! Registration opens soon!

The Event…

This year’s WOW 2.0 will be in-person 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-1pm on Wednesday, April 6th.


Seniors, please REGISTER HERE (students) to be a part of the event. The registration deadline is Friday, March 25th, 2022.

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. A human resources panel of business professionals will review your application at the event and pair you with a company based on your interests and experience.

The following companies will be participating:

  • ABH Enterprises/Mid States
  • Alabama Department of Corrections
  • Ard Logistics
  • Bama Dining
  • BF Goodrich
  • Brose Tuscaloosa Inc.
  • Buffalo Rock Company
  • Coral Industries
  • DCH Health System
  • Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa
  • Foster Poultry Farms
  • Lear Corporation
  • Holiday Inn Express University / Candlewood Suites
  • Home2/ Homewood Suites Tuscaloosa
  • IAC Group
  • K & A Builders, Inc
  • Martinrea Tuscaloosa
  • Peco Foods, Inc
  • Premier Service Company
  • Schnellecke Logistics Alabama
  • SMP Automotive Systems of Alabama, Inc.
  • SSAB Wear Solutions
  • Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility
  • The Ōnin Group-MBUSI
  • The Onin Group-Phifer
  • Warrior Met Coal
  • WestRock Eutaw
  • ZF Chassis Systems

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 25th. For more info, please contact Brittani Colburn.

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 take place on the campus of Shelton State Community College. WOW 2.0 will return to an in-person event this year (2022) and WOW 2.0: College and Career Day will return for an in-person event Spring of 2023.

Anticipated for Spring 2023: 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.

WOW 2.0 (virtual for 2021)

High school seniors participated in scheduled interviews with business and industry. Students registered individually to attend; each student was guaranteed one interview. The West Alabama Works team reviewed applications and matched students with companies that fit the students background and interests. 14 companies participated in WOW 2.0 and offered 150 students either a follow-up to progress in the interviewing process or  seniors were offered the position.

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