WOW 2.0 is a program of West Alabama Works for junior and seniors in high school and post-secondary students looking to connect with jobs in our region. This is part of our Worlds of Work pipeline process. Previously, Worlds of Work dealt with eighth-grade students, giving them a look at local career opportunities.
For Donny Jones, director of West Alabama Works, Worlds of Work 2.0 carries on the same tradition as its predecessor.
“WOW is planting a seed with them, and the idea is to work with our post-secondary staff to develop a plan while they are in school,” Jones said. “Through their time in school, they are able to take the classes they need to be able to gain those skills. There are high school students out there who already have job opportunities now. What we’re seeing is a completion of a strategy that began with Worlds of Work and is now coming to fruition in Worlds of Work 2.0.”
On February 7th and 8th, more than 2,400 high school juniors and seniors descended on Shelton State Community College to get an idea of what the future could hold after they leave school. Read more here.