What's Next?

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An Immersive Event for High School Seniors to Get Ready for Life After Graduation

The What’s Next Senior Event is held annually in the spring to equip graduating high school seniors with information about industries and occupations, employability skills, financial aid, and college/career readiness. The event also features success coaching, mock interviewing, and Resource Room activities with representatives from community colleges, technical schools, military branches, and local organizations.


Friday, April 23, 2021


Schools will select a start time: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 10:00 a.m.


Region 14 South Campus

4300 S. Treadaway Blvd.

Abilene, Texas 79602

Registration is now closed. We look forward to a great event!

Group 1 Schedule - 9:00AM
10:30Snacks & Skills
11:00Resources & Coaching
11:30Resources & Coaching
Group 2 Schedule - 9:30AM
11:00Snacks & Skills
11:30Resources & Coaching
12:00Resources & Coaching
Group 3 Schedule - 10:00AM
11:30Snacks & Skills
12:00Resources & Coaching
12:30Resources & Coaching

COVID-19 Event Protocol

The health and safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas recognizes a specialized career planning event like What's Next would be difficult to replicate in a virtual environment and hopes all individuals will feel safe and comfortable participating in-person with the following measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Temperature screening before entry
  • All staff, volunteers, and participants must wear masks inside the facility
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and common areas
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the facility
  • Reduced capacity and staggered schedules to ensure social distancing
  • Individual packets with pens and paper for students to limit item sharing
  • Good hygiene practices encouraged including frequent hand washing and covering coughs/sneezes

View the complete list of health and safety guidelines for this event.

Event Partners

Region 14 Education Service Center
Texas Workforce Commission
Jobs Ya'll Website
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Texas Hire Ability


If you have additional questions, please email Bill Dean or call 325-795-4310.