Workforce Solutions to Sponsor World of Work Youth Expo

Workforce Solutions to Sponsor World of Work Youth Expo

By Steve Collins - Business Resource Consultant- Texas Workforce Solutions

 

 

 

Abilene, Texas—Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is pleased to announce the World of Work Youth Expo. This event will be held at the Abilene Civic Center on Tuesday, October 20th, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Schools/Students from across the region in grades 8th-12th are invited to attend. The goal of the event is to make students aware of opportunities for high-growth and high-demand careers in this region that are high-wage but offer multiple educational avenues. {{more}} Some of the industries represented will include: health science, technology, public safety, business, manufacturing, and human services. Local organizations focused on helping youth, the military, as well as colleges and technical schools will also be in attendance. This is not a hiring event; this is an opportunity for students to learn about the necessary skills, training and certifications they will need in order to be hired by local businesses. The WOW Youth Expo will also feature a keynote speaker, Mr. Gabe Salazar with “Dream Big” and mock interviews for senior students. This year’s Student Ambassadors will also be announced soon!There is no cost for schools/students to participate. Employers, post-secondary schools, and organizations are able to reserve booth space for as little as $50.00. There are also sponsorship opportunities available that provide additional perks! We are currently registering schools, individual students, exhibitors, interviewers, and sponsors from across the region for this event. If you are interested in your organization or school participating, please contact Garolyn Jergins or register at www.workforcesystem.org/WOW.