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!
Save the Date for March 13-15, 2017 at the Oxford Civic Center located at 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford, Alabama
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.
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.
- 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