WOW Success: An Inaugural Win
The inaugural North Florida Worlds of Work (WOW) career expo was held on Lively Technical College and Tallahassee Community College campuses on October 19 and 20th. The Presenting Partners included Lively Technical College, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee – Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, CareerSource Capital Region, and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. WOW exists to encourage, inspire, and inform students, parents, and educators of high-demand, high-wage career options in the North Florida region.
Over the two days, over 2,500 ninth-grade students attended the event and were exposed to over 100 employers. Within each world, the region’s employers built hands-on activities for students, showcasing local careers that are in demand and pay good wages. It was beautiful to see employers and students interacting, talking about careers, and using equipment they may have only seen in print, video, or online.
Students across the Capital Region attended, including Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. On the first afternoon, several hundred 10th – 12th-grade students attended on their own or with a parent after school, which was WOW Varsity. Many came with parents who were equally enthralled by the event. We have already had parents, teachers, and employers reach out, unsolicited, to thank us for bringing WOW to our region.
To learn more about WOW, visit: North Florida Worlds of Work.