World of Work (WOW) Youth Expo

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The WOW Youth Expo brings awareness to all that West Central Texas has to offer!

Join Workforce Solutions for the 10th Annual World of Work (WOW) Youth Expo where the workforce of tomorrow meets the workforce of today. The purpose of this event is to expose, educate, and engage 9th through 12th grade students with future careers, training opportunities, and employability skills. Students open the event with a compelling keynote address from one of the nation's top youth speakers before gaining interactive, hands-on experiences with employers and training providers, participating in workforce readiness activities, and more!

2023 Event Details


Tuesday, September 26th

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Abilene Convention Center

1100 N 6th Street

Abilene, TX 79601


  • Interactive Career Exploration with Employers 

  • Training, Technical School, & College Representatives

  • Workforce Readiness Activities 

  • Support Services

  • Virtual Reality Career Simulation

  • Indoor & Outdoor Equipment Displays

Featured Keynote

 Juan Bendaña

The 100 Day Playbook

Juan Bendaña is a renowned speaker, author, and DJ who speaks on high school & University campuses as well as conferences internationally. He speaks to 50,000+ students, educators, and parents across Canada & the United States every year. He is the Founder of The 100 Day Playbook, a guided Journal that helps students build better habits, boost productivity, & optimize their life.

Through his message of Engagement & Action, Juan creates an environment that makes both students and staff feel inspired, influential, and engaged. Juan gets students excited about engaging with their schools & communities.  He uses storytelling, humor & LIVE DJing to highlight a message of Engagement, Leadership, & Decision Making that resonates with every audience member. 

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2023 Event Sponsors:

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TSTC Texas State Technical College
Hardin Simmons Logo
Hendrick Health Logo
Blizzard Zimmerman Law Office Logo
DevelopAbilene Logo
Cisco College Logo
ASU Angelo State University Logo
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