A project of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC), the SAWDC Worlds of Opportunity is a hands-on career expo for eighth-grade students across Southwest Alabama's nine-county footprint. The purpose of the event is to expose students to careers available locally and to demonstrate what each career involves through an interactive, engaging series of activities. The decision to target eighth-grade students was a strategic one: Eighth grade is a critical year for students as they are deciding on coursework pathways for the remainder of their high school years and beyond.  

The 2017 event will be held on September 20th and September 21st and showcase thirteen different industries, called “Worlds.”  Click on the links below to learn more about each World.  

Click here to view career videos for occupations within each of the Worlds.

To get involved, please contact: 

Laura Chandler