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April 24-25, 2018

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203

 

Central Six Alabama Works, Alabama Workforce Council Region 4, and partners are working in conjunction with AIDT to expand the annual SkillsUSA State Competition through the addition of a hands on industry exposure event known as Worlds of Work. Worlds of Work at SkillsUSA is designed to help 8-12th grade students “connect the dots” and clearly identify steps toward a college or career pathway as they enter their high school education. The Worlds of Work event will give our future talent supply the opportunity to directly engage with local business and industry and support their preparation to enter the workforce.

We invite 8th grade students to participate in this event as a means of introducing future high school graduates to potential careers through interactive demonstrations and displays provided by business and industry representatives. Students will also benefit greatly from watching their peers compete in the career and technical trades during the SkillsUSA competition. Please mark your school board calendars for the “Worlds of Work at SkillsUSA” which will be held April 24-25, 2018 at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex.

Partners within this collaborative include the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Alabama Community College System, the Project Corporate Leadership B-Strong Team, the K-12 Systems and Career & Technical Education Personnel. We each recognize, in order to attract and retain young talent for tomorrow’s workforce, they must be educated and engaged through activities that reflect real-world situations and stimulate them intellectually. Our future workforce must also be encouraged to perform at a level that matches that of the economy and early exposure of career expectations and opportunities to the younger generation is critical.

Students attending will have the opportunity to browse and interact with industries, businesses, and post-secondary/four-year universities across Alabama. Attending students will also have the opportunity to witness SkillsUSA student competitors compete in over 65 technical skilled and service occupation contest categories.

Established in 1965, SkillsUSA promotes career and technical education by preparing high school and post-secondary students for technical skilled and service occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  Nationally the organization currently serves 300,000 students, @ 13,000 school chapters, in 54 states.  Currently in Alabama, 7,182 students @ 132 high school chapters, and 12 community college chapters, are members of SkillsUSA.

Register to participate by clicking on the appropriate link below:

School Registration

Exhibitor Registration