Parent alert! Bring your 8-12 graders to learn about high-wage, high-demand careers in Birmingham.

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Panelists from CentralSix AlabamaWorks!’s ShopChat event last year. Photo courtesy of CentralSix AlabamaWorks!

Parents of Birmingham-area 8-12 graders, does your child have plans after high school graduation? If not, this program might be for them.  Learn from Birmingham’s biggest companies steps to take now to prepare for a high-wage, high-demand career. Feb. 20, 7-8:30PM at UAB’s Volker Hall. Interested? There’s no cost for the event. Reserve your spot now.

ShopChat: Tell Me More

Soaking up that career knowledge. Photo courtesy of CentralSix AlabamaWorks!

The February 20 ShopChat is the kickoff event to CentralSix AlabamaWorks!’s Worlds of Work event happening on April 14-15, 2020. CentralSix AlabamaWorks! is all about supporting our diverse population and employers through quality job opportunities—and that starts with our middle and high schoolers.

ShopChat is the kickoff of CentralSix AlabamaWorks!’s Worlds of Work event, which gives students hands-on opportunities to learn about different career options. Photo courtesy of CentralSix AlabamaWorks!

ShopChat is an event for eighth through twelfth grade students, their parents, and local teachers to learn about career pathways for the manufacturing and IT industries. The audience will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with industry leaders in those industries.

Who are the panelists?

Shipt and Mercedes-Benz are just a couple of the companies who participated in the panel last year. Photo courtesy of CentralSix AlabamaWorks!

The event includes a panel from some of the most recognizable companies in Birmingham. Last year, Shipt, Mercedes-Benz, Altec and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama participated. 

The panelists discussed their personal career pathways, what skills their company is looking for, and how to prepare for a career in those fields while students are in high school. 

Students can add to the discussion during the event by following the @central6alworks SnapChat account and sending in their questions. 

“ShopChat provided me with insight you can’t get from a book. I enjoyed hearing from industry leaders as well as learning about the pathways some have taken to accomplish not just employment but also management roles.”

Michael Quinn, student 

It’s not just for students.

Morgan Bell of CentralSix AlabamaWorks! emphasized that parents should register, too.

“This event is for parents as much as it is for students. We want parents to come out and learn about the variety of careers in the Birmingham region that do not necessarily require a formal, post-secondary education.”

When and Where

Photo courtesy of CentralSix AlabamaWorks!

When: February 20, 2020 from 7-8:30PM

UAB’s Volker Hall, 1670 University Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35233

More Information

Follow CentralSix AlabamaWorks! on Facebook and Twitter for the latest. 

Know you want to go? Register now

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