About Career Discovery 2018

Career Discovery 2018 will be a fun, educational, hands-on experience for all public, private, and home-schooled eighth grade students in Region 5 (Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties).

Regional industries and businesses highlight and create hands-on interactions that link careers to the classroom and provide students an overview of career opportunities available in the area, showcased in 11 career clusters:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Education and Training
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Public Service (Law, Police, Fire, Corrections, Military, etc.)
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
  • Energy and Utilities

Career Discovery 2018 will welcome over 5,000 students, teachers, counselors, parent chaperones, volunteers, sponsors, partners, and exhibitors.

Upon completion of Career Discovery 2018, students will have career alternatives to consider when developing their career portfolios.

Dates and Location of Career Discovery 2018:

Dates: Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14, 2018
Location: Southern Union State Community College, Opelika Campus

Special Event:

Career Discovery 2018 College and Career Night for high school juniors and seniors will be held on September 13, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm (CST).
Location: Southern Union State Community College, Opelika Campus


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For more information:

Janet Ormond
Chair, Central AlabamaWorks
Industry Training Center
1701 Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334.745.6437 ext. 5521