(WOW) What's Next?

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Thanks for a fantastic inaugural event!

On May 2, 2018 at the Region 14 Education Service Center - South Campus in Abilene, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas hosted nearly 70 graduating high school seniors from 12 schools around the region at the first annual (WOW) What's Next? event. 
Students chose from eight exciting, interactive workshops to get ready for life after high school, and met with representatives from community colleges, technical schools, military branches, and community organizations to learn about opportunities available to them. 35 seniors (over half of those in attendance!) participated in mock job interviews to practice developing the skills needed to snag their dream job. Success coaches mentored students as they worked throughout the morning to figure out what comes next after graduation. Many of the high school seniors in attendance were first generation. Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is proud to help these and other youth throughout our 19 county region plan their path forward!


*Each student selects two workshops at registration
- Money Matters: Finance, Budgeting, Reality Check + More!
- Procrastinator's Guide to College: Applications, FAFSA, Enrollment, and Registration
- First Impressions: Job Search, Applications, Resume, Interview + More!
- Seek a Job, Keep a Job: Employer Discussions to Prepare for Your Next Interview
- Next Level Networking: Social Media Etiquette & Building Your Brand for Success
- No Plan? No Problem!: Developing a path for the undecided!
- Hands On, High Demand Careers at Texas State Technical College
- Careers in Healthcare with Cisco College: Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Tech + More!

Resource Room 

Cisco College · Goodwill West Texas: Addressing Barriers to Student Success · NEXT University · Texas State Technical College · Western Texas College · Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas: Who's Hiring!? Employment Opportunities · U.S. Air Force · U.S. Army · U.S. National Guard

Bonus Event Features

Mock Interviews - go through an interview and receive feedback
Success Coaches - sit down and address individual student needs


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Contact Lindsey Phillips, Career Consultant, at Lindsey.Phillips@workforcesystem.org or (325) 795-4327.