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Worlds of Opportunity (WOO) (hosted by SAWDC)Date:
9/23/2015 - 9/23/2015
Location: Mobile, Alabama
A project of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC), the SAWDC Worlds of Opportunity is a hands-on career expo for 8th grade students in the eight counties of Southwest Alabama. The 5th annual event held in September 2014 hosted 9,700 students, 970 teachers, counselors and parents. The 2015 event will be held on September 23-24, 2015 at the Mobile Civic Center.
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 8th 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.
In 2014, twelve different industries were showcased in exhibits, called “Worlds.” The 2015 event will feature a thirteenth - the World of Computer & Information Technology.