Educators. Students. Parents. Industry.

This will be an in-person  event on April 12, 2023 from 9am-1:30pm.

              High School Seniors, Don’t Wait! Registration is OPEN!

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-1:30pm on Wednesday, April 12th.


Seniors, please register here to be a part of the event. The registration deadline is: April 3rd

Once the registration has closed, the West AlabamaWorks! team along with a human resources panel will review your Career Connect profile to match you to a company based on your interests and experience.

Companies are being added daily, the following companies will be participating:

  • Alabama Credit Union
  • ARD Logistics
  • Bama Dining
  • BF Goodrich
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Bolzoni Auramo Inc
  • Buffalo Rock Company
  • Chick-fil-a (Drive Thru-Only McFarland Blvd E)
  • DCH Health System
  • Lear Corporation
  • Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI)
  • Motherson-SMP
  • North River Yacht Club
  • Premiere Service Company, Inc.
  • Remmert & Company
  • Schnellecke Logistics Alabama
  • SWJ Technologies
  • Turner & Schoel
  • Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority
  • Valmont Utility
  • Warrior Met Coal
  • WestRock
  • ZF Tuscaloosa

The following Colleges and Universities will be participating:

  • Shelton State Community College
  • Stillman College

Additional Resources…

Information for Employers…

Industry Leaders: Ready to meet your future workforce?

If you are hiring and want to participate, the deadline to register as an interviewer is: March 24th

Register to participate here

For more info, please contact NaTa’sha Black

Explore Past & Present WOW 2.0 Events

The Evolution of the Event…

Since its launch in 2018, WOW 2.0 has connected high school students 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 (2023).

Anticipated for Spring 2023: WOW 2.0: College and Career Day

Seniors 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: Shelton State Community College, The University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Wallace Community College-Selma, 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.