WORLDS OF OPPORTUNITY
A project of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC), the SAWDC Worlds of Opportunity is a hands-on career expo for eighth-grade students across Southwest Alabama’s nine-county footprint. The purpose of the event is to expose students to careers available locally and to demonstrate what each career involves through an interactive, engaging series of activities. The decision to target eighth-grade students was a strategic one: Eighth grade is a critical year for students as they are deciding on coursework pathways for the remainder of their high school years and beyond.
What does it take to have a successful future? That is the question that was asked of over 9,000 area eighth graders on September 19th and 20th at the 2018 SAWDC Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo. Public and private school students visited the Mobile Civic Center over the course of a two-day period for a hands-on, interactive career exploration experience led by business professionals from ten key South Alabama industries.
What: SAWDC Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo
When: September 18-19, 2019
Where: Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, AL
DATES to REMEMBER
2018 SAWDC WoO Steering Committee Meetings:
Thursday, September 13th
Week of 2018 Event
Monday, September 17th Set-up Day – Overhead Signage only
Tuesday, September 18th Set-up Day – all Worlds
Wednesday, September 19th SAWDC WoO
Thursday, September 20th SAWDC WoO