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SAWDC's Worlds of Opportunity (WoO) Career Day Expo is an annual event allowing eighth graders in South Alabama to explore career opportunities in key industry sectors, called "worlds." Since its launch in 2009, GSSC, along with WESCO, has served as co-coordinators of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair World. Member companies support the event by hosting interactive booths representing relevant production crafts.




September 20-21

Mobile Civic Center

Mobile, AL

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About the Event

Each year eighth graders from an eight-county region in South Alabama explore career opportunities in eleven local key industry sectors including shipbuilding and ship repair at SAWDC's Worlds of Opportunity Career Day Expo. Since its launch in 2009, the number of students participating has almost doubled. Last year's event hosted approximately 10,000 students from both public and private schools in an eight-county region.

2018 Participating Member Companies

GSSC and WESCO, co-coordinate the Shipbuilding and Repair World. Our member shipyards and companies support the event by hosting interactive booths and volunteering their time during the two-day event.  Below are this year's sponsors:

Event Hightlights!

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