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Worlds of Work student career expo, evening job fair opens today

HUNTSVILLE – North Alabama’s premier hands-on career expo opens at the Von Braun Center today.

The two-day regional Worlds of Work Career Expo, sponsored by North AlabamaWorks, is primarily for eighth-graders but middle- and high-school students have been invited. The event offers a hands-on, interactive career search experience of high-demand and high-wage careers. It also provides provide businesses and industry the opportunity to connect with their future workforce.

WOW is for public, private, and home-school students across the 13-county Workforce Region 1 – Cobert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston counties.

“Worlds” have been identified as potential career pathways to jobs in the region, and each World will provide hands-on demonstrations and interactive experiences by local business and industry to create career awareness. Industries such as construction, cybersecurity/information technology, health care, manufacturing, aerospace, and more will be featured.

Presented by ASmartPlace, a website of the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber, WOW is made possible through the partnership of business and industry, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, secondary and post-secondary school systems, and career centers.

“We are so appreciative of our WOW sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers for their dedication to students,’’ said Stephanie McCulloch, executive director of North AlabamaWorks. “Whether it is teaching a student about a job they didn’t know about or connecting the employers with the younger generation, this event is going to make a difference in North Alabama’s workforce.”

Additionally, visitors are invited to attend today’s Launch Your Career, a public career fair from 4-7 p.m. in the VBC South Hall. It is provided for high school students, parents, and  the public to talk with business and education representatives about employment and training opportunities.

256 Today featured World of Works in August, discussing the origins and drive behind the expo. Click here to read more about North AlabamaWorks and the Worlds of Work expo.

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