The 4th annual Worlds of Work (WoW!) event was held on October 24 at the Sportsplex in Winchester. WoW! is a collaborative effort among area school divisions (Winchester, Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Rappahannock), Economic Development Authorities, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, and Lord Fairfax Community College. All seventh grade students from the counties participate in this career exploration experience to facilitate each student's course and career planning and aligns with the development of student Academic and Career Plans.
This year Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and Dr. Megan Healy, Chief Workforce Development Adviser, came to the event and engaged in various activities.
The Worlds represented this year were Agriculture, Construction, Manufacturing, Public Service, Transportation & Logistics, Health Science, Finance, Communications, Information Technology, and Hospitality & Tourism. . There were 70 business exhibitors and numerous volunteers.