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The WOW Youth Expo features a keynote speaker and 100+ engaging exhibitors from business/industry, post-secondary schools, and regional organizations, as well as mock interviews for juniors and seniors. This event provides students a unique opportunity to engage with exhibitors from a variety of career clusters, immerse themselves in the world of work, and perhaps help them identify or verify their career pathway!
The event is for students in 8th-12th grade.
Nope! The WOW Youth Expo is free for schools, students, and parents to participate!
Yes! There is a place on the registration form for you to tell us if there are multiple groups attending at different start times from your campus.
The time you select is the time your school starts the event experience. When students arrive at WOW, they immediately go in to the keynote address before visiting with exhibitors and conducting mock interviews. The same keynote is scheduled three times to "kickoff" the event for that group of participating students. Having three different start times allows us to stagger students throughout the duration of the event so everybody has a great experience!
Schools are welcome to arrive beginning 30 minutes prior to their designated start time. The group prior may still be in he keynote though, so students will have space to wait outside the auditorium until the doors open for their session. We suggest that 10-15 minutes early is a good window.
Parents are encouraged to visit the event anytime between 10am and 2pm. Pre-event registration for parents is not required but highly encouraged. If they would like to register, they need to do so by November 10th so we have enough materials prepared! Pre-registration can be found on the Parent Information page.
Check out the idea and resources on the Making WOW Great webpage for ways to make the most of the event.
We also have a student worksheet designed specifically to help students get ready beforehand and actively engage with exhibitors on-site. Just let us know how many worksheets you need and we'll mail them to your school!
Absolutely! We love having students participate as exhibitors to highlight programs, groups, or initiatives at their school. Just let us know on the registration form that you're interested!
No, but there is space to accommodate schools wishing to provide lunch to their students on-site before returning to their campus. Just let us know on the registration form if you'll need space for your students to eat!
Yes! There is no minimum (or maximum) amount of students required to attend WOW. Students can register independently online through the Student Registration link.