Wiregrass Works transitioning for expansion

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Aug. 10, 2017 at 5:28 PM CDT
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Planning is already underway for the 2018 Wiregrass Works career expo and there is a big change in store.

Wiregrass Works will now be known as Southeast Worlds of Work.

Each year, the event gives middle school students hands-on exposure to hundreds of careers. With the new name comes expansion, planners say. This year, the event will offer 6,000 eighth graders from Alabama, Florida and Georgia the experience. Companies across the tri-state area will also be able to participate as vendors.

“The state has kind of reorganized some of our territory and our geographical representation," said Ryan Richards, Director of Workforce Development, Southeast Alabama Works! "We have 10 counties in our region and we want to make sure that all 10 counties are really associated with this event. The term Wiregrass doesn’t necessarily extend to those counties so that’s one reason for the transition.”

The Southeast Worlds of Work event will be held February 21st and 22nd at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds.

If your company would like to be a vendor, you can visit the Southeast Alabama Works! web site at or call 334-792-5138.