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Worlds of Work

Worlds of Work

"A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce." Bill Owens

One of the Chamber’s Mission Focus Areas for 2017 is Workforce Development. What do we mean by that?

Our goals for 2017 and beyond include creating partnerships between businesses, industries and schools, connecting educators with area businesses, and educating students of career choices. Join us!

March 7 - 9, 2017

Oxford Civic Center located at 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford, Alabama

Goal:
Present a variety of career opportunities via hands on, interactive activities across ten career worlds to students to help them make smart choices for their future and encourage them to stay in school. The desired outcome is to improve high school graduation rates in Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Gadsden City Randolph County and Talladega County schools and develop career interests among students to move their communities forward with workforce ready graduates.
Audience:
All 8th grade students in Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Gadsden City, Randolph County, and Talladega County schools are invited to attend. Total number of students attending is approximately 3,200. Two sessions are also open to 11th and 12th grade students, interested parents, career coaches and school counselors.
Schools Attending:
Calhoun County – all schools in the county
Clay County – all schools in the county
Cleburne County – all schools in the county
Gadsden City
Randolph County – all schools in the county
Talladega County – all schools in the county
Career Focus Areas Represented:
Agriculture Automotive and Manufacturing Communications
Construction Energy and Utilities Engineering
Healthcare Hospitality and Tourism Public Service
Transportation

For more information, contact Krychelle Smith at 256-237-3536 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click Here for the 2016 WOW Student Guide

Did you know?

• Only 20% of today’s jobs require a four year degree

• For today’s jobs, 65% require an associate degree or advanced technical training

• Through dual enrollment, high school students have the opportunity to take college and technical training courses that can lead to high-paying jobs right out of high school

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Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
1330 Quintard Ave.
PO Box 1087
Anniston, AL 36202
256-237-3536
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