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1 Worlds of Opportunity Teacher PPT Thank you for preparing your students for the Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo. There are may online resources of career exploration including Career Cruising and Kuder. These programs can help students sort out the career opportunities that await them in the future. This Power Point is to act as a source of discussion as you plan for your visit to the Worlds of Opportunity. Please feel free to edit it and share it with your colleagues. As you proceed through the ppt please lead your students into discussion of their future and what they hope to experience at WoO 2013.

2 Worlds of Opportunity SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

3 What is the Worlds of Opportunity? WoO is a hands on career expo for 8 th grade students in 8 counties of Southwest Alabama! The biggest Career Expo in the US! 10,000 Students! September 25 th & September 26 th At the Mobile Civic Center WHY????? TO LEARN ABOUT CAREERS AVAILABLE IN OUR AREA THROUGH HANDS ON ACTIVITES FUN FUN FUN

4 12 Worlds to be showcased..something for everyone Aerospace and Aviation Automotive Technology Communication Construction Energy Engineering and Design Health Care Hospitality and Tourism Manufacturing Shipbuilding and Repair Public Service Safety

5 Why now? The 8 th grade is the time to start planning for high school and beyond! There are a plethora of jobs right here in Mobile, this program serves as a bridge to enlighten you on what your own area has to offer. Its never to late to start thinking about your future. The criteria for said jobs can become very specific. The earlier you decide exactly what it is you want to do the more prepared you can become.

6 WHAT CAREER WILL YOU CHOOSE? PICK A CAREER AND GIVE THREE (3) REASONS THAT YOU WISH TO PURSUE THAT CAREER: HOW MUCH EDUCATION DOES THE JOB REQURIE? HOW MANY OF THOSE JOBS REALLY EXIST? WHERE ARE THOSE JOBS LOCATED? CAN I LIVE ON THE MONEY THAT HE JOB PAYS

7 List the top 10 highest job openings in our region (Guess!) #1 Retail Sales $24,000 per year #2 Food Service $13,000 per year #3 Registered Nurse $49,000 per year # 4 Truck Drivers $32,000. per year #5 Nursing Aides / Hygienist / Parm. Tech $24,000 #6 Teaching Assistants $22,000 #7 Manufacturing $26,000 #8 Fire Fighters / EMTs $28,000 #9 Pre-School Teachers $22,000 #10 Computer Programmer / Network $45,000

8 What are the most available (over 1000 jobs) high wage jobs in our region? Try to guess 5 out of the top 10! Computer Scientist $ 45,000 Business Managers $ 60,000 Accountants and Auditors $50,000 Registered Nurses $ 49,000 Elementary School Teachers $ 38,000 Clergy $39,000 Dental Hygienist $ 37,000 Aircraft Technicians $ 36,000 Fire Fighters $ 33,000 Truck Drivers $ 32,000

9 Aerospace in Mobile The aerospace industry is one of the key clusters in Southwest Alabama, and includes several of the largest employers in the region. This cluster employs highly-skilled workers in the region who earn above average wages. The aerospace industry bolsters the Southwest Alabama regions reputation as a leader in high technology and innovation. Name Three Aviation /Aerospace Companies in South Ala. Airbus ST Aerospace Teledyne UTC Star Aviation US Coast Guard Mobile Airport Authority

10 Manufacturing The manufacturing cluster in Southwest Alabama includes a wide range of advanced manufacturing companies. Process manufacturers in the region include leading producers of steel, chemicals, and paper related products. The region's skilled workforce supports manufacturing which directly employs over 25,000 workers in Southwest Alabama. Name a Manufacturer in our Region: Airbus- Airplanes Austal-Ships Hyundai – Automobiles Chevron – Chemicals Thyssen Krupp – Steel And many more!

11 Healthcare Southwest Alabama is home to a vibrant health care community that includes not only health care providers but researches and educators as well. The healthcare industry is a stabilizing force in the regional labor market that can stay strong and expand employment throughout the economic cycle. The healthcare cluster provides world-class treatment for residents in Southwest Alabama while also providing challenging and rewarding jobs. What Healthcare Career is Right for You?

12 Construction In a growing region like Southwest Alabama, the construction sector provides key support in the expansion of the infrastructure. Construction employed approximately 17,000 workers in the region in It is expected to grow quickly, adding close to 3,000 additional jobs over the next ten years. Right now there are over 1000 new construction jobs in Mobile just on the new Airbus plant being built!

13 Use your Worlds of Opportunity passport to map out your visit to WoO. Make sure to have 5 World participants sign your card and qualify for one of 6 IPods to be given away.

14 Complete the online survey at: worldsofopportunity.org when you return and you can qualify to win another IPod! worldsofopportunity.org

15 We look forward to seeing you at the SAWDC Worlds of Opportunities!


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