Worlds of Work Sponsorship Opportunities Now Open

Are you having difficulty attracting and retaining qualified workers to fill jobs within your industry? What will your workforce needs be four or five years from now? Today’s challenging economy means young people need to make the best career choice possible. However, many students do not know of the career opportunities that are available to them. Careers in exciting, stable, well-paying fields will be showcased at the “Worlds of Work” Expo which will be held October 12-13, 2017, at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The goal of this event is to attract youth to careers. More than 4,000 eighth grade students and hundreds of high schoolers from nine counties in the West Alabama area will attend and explore career opportunities for their future. Nine “worlds” have been identified as potential career pathways to jobs in our area. Each “world” will provide hands-on demonstrations and interactive activities to create relevant job awareness for the students. These “worlds” are listed below.

  • World of Agriculture
  • World of Construction
  • World of Energy/Utilities
  • World of Engineering/Environment
  • World of Healthcare
  • World of Hospitality/Tourism
  • World of Manufacturing/Automotive/Logistics
  • World of Public Service
  • World of Transportation

West Alabama Works needs your help to continue the success of this event successful in Region 3 counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.  

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Each level provides your company with recognition exposure in publications and on web sites. This event will make an impact on students, administrators, parents and legislators, as well as your own industry. With your help and sponsorship, the 2017 Worlds of Work (WOW) Expo will send the message to students that there are many career choices and now is the time to begin their journey.

To participate, complete the sponsorship form and return by mail or fax. For more information, contact Julie Hindall at the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama at (205) 391-0331 or