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Worlds of Work event ends with more than 400 job offers for senior graduates

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

Its latest event, designed to help high school students land a job or training opportunity before they graduate next month, was a huge success, according to West Alabama Works.

Worlds of Work 2.0, held at Shelton State Community College on April 6, featured 27 companies hiring for 978 positions. In total, seniors who participated received 418 contingent job offers.

“We make sure (students) are placed in a positive way after they graduate, whether it’s straight into college or straight into a career,” said City of Tuscaloosa Superintendent of Schools Mike Daria. “Today it’s all about career.”

Seniors had the chance to speak with industry professionals and post-secondary schools offering full or part-time work, apprenticeship or internship opportunities.

You can learn more about job opportunities in Alabama through the West AlabamaWorks Career Connect portal.