Every person dreams of being successful, and parents dream even more of the success of their children. As has been said many times before, children are our future, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that they are well equipped with the skills to make that future bright! One of the best ways that we can do this is to educate them on the many possible career paths they could take and what they need to do to get there. We are beyond the days of believing that a four-year degree is the only way to land a high-wage, high-demand job, and are now teaching students there are many educational options available to them to build a successful career.

Choices that ninth graders make today will begin to impact career opportunities available to them. Through dual-enrollment, students can take college and technical training courses while in high school. These courses enable them to get high-paying jobs immediately upon graduation from high school. This is a huge aid to be able to reduce the financial burden of college. Many companies offer tuition assistance to help fast-track students and advance their career paths.

This year at North Florida Worlds of Work students will be exploring a wide variety of exciting career paths through interactive and engaging real-world simulators. Top employers in the region will create and man each exhibit, giving students a chance to get face-to-face with industry leading companies. By attending WOW, students will gain huge traction in the path to building a meaningful career as early as the beginning of high school. Together we can build a strong bridge to a successful future for our students and our community.

North Florida Worlds of Work represents over 100 career options available in our region. These options range from entry level careers one can start immediately after graduating high school, to careers that require certifications, two or four-year degrees, and some advanced degrees with years of work experience. There is something for everyone. Wherever you decide to start, begin with your sights on the end-goal of having a well-paying job that supports you and your family for life. We can’t wait to see where you go!

North Florida Works Leadership Team

2024 Event Details

Thursday, October 24, 2024

Friday, October 25, 2024

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Daily

WOW Varsity
Thursday, October 24, 2024
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Lively Technical College
500 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304

9th Grade Students from Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Franklin counties

WOW Varsity: 10-12th Grade Students

WOW VARSITY is an opportunity for students in grades 10-12th to experience Worlds of Work and meet with employers at their own pace. Students must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult mentor. During WOW Varsity, these students and parents will be able to participate in all the world experiences and explore options for after graduation. Students (and parents) who visit all of the worlds will be entered to win door prizes, and seniors will be entered into drawings for college scholarships!

Please register in advance for this event. Please have the registration confirmation (printed or on your phone) and bring it to check-in at the WOW Varsity Event.

2024 WOW Varsity Registration
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Plan for WOW

Below you will find a list of resources for parents and students to get the most out of the 2024 Worlds of Work Career Expo.

How parents can help in career exploration

Parents play an important role in their students’ futures.


Private Schools, Homeschooled Students, & Homeschool Coops register here
Future of Work Florida

The Future of Work Florida initiative galvanizes support for Career and Technical Education as the solution to our workforce needs. The Future of Work Florida reaches businesses, parents, grandparents and students, showcasing that Florida has a dynamic, long-term plan to fuel the future. Florida is on the path to becoming a top 10 global economy by 2030. Workforce education will propel us there — faster, farther.


Xello College & Career Readiness Software

State of the Art Software for Creating Successful Futures


O*NET Interest Profiler

Start the career you've dreamed about or find one you never imagined. Discover your interests with the O*NET Interest Profiler and find more exploration options at My Next Move.


Employ Florida

Employ Florida is a premier online resource for job listings, career interest assessments, labor market information, resume builders, careereducation and training information including available scholarships, and much more. The system is available for anyone seeking or offering employment in Florida, and it can be utilized by career seekers and employers, alike, at no cost.


WOW Student Book

Prepare students for their time at WOW using the WOW Student Book. This is a great resource following the event, as well.

VIEW & Download BOOK

WOW Varsity

10-12th grade students may explore the Worlds of Work on their own time, Thursday, October 24, 2:00 - 6:00PM. Meet employers, learn about careers, and start making connections to your future! Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. There will be door prizes and one scholarship awarded to an attendee!

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Florida Ready to Work: Softskills training and assessments

Florida Ready to Work is the state’s career readiness training and credentialing program preparing students and jobseekers with the employability skills required to take the next step toward technical training / certification, apprenticeship, and employment.


TalentHub Online platform

TalentHub helps you find and keep a career that brings you purpose, prosperity and growth in the new economy. Use Career Cards to find the career you want. Build your skills and employability with TalentHub learning. Find the job you want and apply directly with TalentHub. Stay on TalentHub and continue to upskill in preparation for your next promotion!


You Have options

The path you take after high school graduation is full of options. There's college, technical school, certification, military, family businesses, and more. As part of WFSU's American Graduate initiative, this animated video follows a young person as he explores his options in the world after high school.


Get There!

Get There helps Floridians acquire a high value credential in an in-demand industry. Through Career, Technical and Adult Education (CTAE), Floridians can improve their economic and social mobility today without the worry of debt tomorrow. With little to no barriers to enrollment and 17 career pathways to choose from, you can acquire the skills needed through real-world, hands-on experience.