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Join Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas for the World of Work (WOW) Youth Expo on Tuesday, September 13 at the Abilene Convention Center. The 2022 event is back at FULL CAPACITY with an engaging keynote on critical thinking and emotional intelligence from top youth speaker, Jessie Funk, interactive employer exhibits, mock interviews, workforce readiness activities, and more. We can't wait to see you there!

Session Information

Choose from two different start times!

Option 1 - Start Time 9:30 a.m. 

9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Check In
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Exhibits & Workforce Readiness

Option 2 - Start Time 10:30 a.m.

10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Check In
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Exhibits & Workforce Readiness
2016 WOW Youth Expo - Today's students, tomorrow's workforce.

Mock Interviews

Interviews are estimated to take up to 30 minutes in addition to the schedules above!

We invite participating students to go through a formal mock interview with a real workplace professional or hiring manager!  We recommend this portion of the event for our 11th & 12th grade students. Register in advance for a guaranteed interview, or register on-site based on availability.  NOTE:  If you register in advance, please include a firm number of students who would like to participate in this opportunity on your registration form. We recruit interviewers according to the number of students who have registered for this portion of the event, so it is critical we keep an accurate count of participants.  

Keynote Speaker

Jessie Funk, MSW has been teaching and mentoring students for over a decade. She holds a leadership certification from the University of Notre Dame, is a certified life coach, holds a B.S. Degree in Psychology, as well as a Masters in Social Work. Jessie is a former leadership facilitator for Franklin Covey and has also been a professional youth speaker for 18 years, speaking to over one million teens in high schools and leadership conferences all over the country. Jessie takes a research-based approach to teach the importance of making good choices. She gives students four proven tools that can take their lives from average to extraordinary. She does all this while sharing personal, hilarious stories and dynamic pop music.

Pre-Event Information
Help your students prepare for their experience ahead of time!
*We ask all schools to schedule one class period the week before the event to show students the WOW Student Training Video and visit the WOW Participants webpage to plan out their time.

Get Registered!
Like what you see?! Don't wait! Registration fills quickly.  Reserve your spot at the 2022 WOW Youth Expo TODAY!

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