Worlds of Work offers students a look at future career paths

Thousands of students across West Alabama spent their Thursday learning about some career paths they could take after they graduate at the Worlds of Work Expo, and events continue Friday. 

The expo, put on by West AlabamaWorks, returned to Shelton State Community College after a three-year COVID-19 break.

Industry leaders and employers were there highlighting some exciting career options for students. 

 “It’s really introducing our kids to the jobs and really helping them with what’s the next step at school and in their next venture in education,” said West AlabamaWorks Executive Director Donny Jones. “Whether it is credentialing, post-secondary at one of the two-year colleges or one of our four-year colleges.”

Those in attendance got a chance to connect with 11 representatives from industries that include construction, energy and manufacturing. 

“If we can reach them a lot earlier and get them thinking about ‘I want to be a lineman. I want to work in the fleet services department. I want to be a mechanic. I want to work in marketing at Alabama Power.’ That will get us a good avenue of getting a good constant stream of talent in,” said Quiton Land with Alabama Power. 

The expo continues Friday.

To learn more about the event, click right here.

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