Career Pathways

The Widget Cup®

Congrats to our 2019 Winner!

Congrats to our 2019 Winner!

Sherando High School took home the 5th Annual Widget Cup trophy! PHOTO GALLERY

2020 Widget Cup

2020 Widget Cup

Planning for the 6th Annual Widget Cup competition is underway! 
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The Employer Expo

2019 Employer Expo

2019 Employer Expo

More than 40 employers spoke with job seekers at the 2019 Expo! Learn More

2020 Event

2020 Event

Planning will begin soon for the 2020 Employer Expo. Learn more about the event here.

The Workforce Initiative

Workforce Initiative Goals

Workforce Initiative Goals

GOALS & VISION Learn about the vision and goals of The Workforce Initiative.

Board Members

Board Members

BOARD LIST The Workforce Initiative Board is diverse and is comprised of leaders in business and education.

Business & Education Summit

4th Annual B&E Summit

4th Annual B&E Summit

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Planning for the 4th Annual Business & Education Summit will begin soon!


Thank you to our 2018 Keynote Speakers!

Thank you to our 2018 Keynote Speakers!

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VA Sec. of Ed., Atif Qarni and Chief Workforce Advisor, Megan Healy

Worlds of Work Expo


 

2020 Event

Planning is underway for the 2020 Worlds of Work!

Each year, nearly 3,000 7th graders from the region learn about career opportunities in 10 industry sectors through hands-on exploration.

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Get Involved

Become a Sponsor

It takes all levels of sponsorship to make WoW! a success. See how you can get involved!

WoW! Infographic

See what kids LOVE about WoW! Hear exhibitor feedback. Find out what the event is all about!

Year Established | 2000

Yep, that's right! The Career Pathways Program is in its 20th year! We're committed to helping students in our community find the career that's right for them. How do we do that? Through a comprehensive campaign that features special events, tours and other learning opportunities for students and educators.
 

Students Reached

More than 15,000 students, 1,500 educators, and 550 businesses have been a part of the Career Pathways Program over the last 20 years.
 

Perceptions Changed

Why do we do what we do? Because setting ourselves up for success is important! If you've never been inside some of the area's businesses or seen a certain career in action, it's hard to know what kind of opportunities are out there. Frederick County businesses are diverse, offering a lot of variety when it comes to career options. Pre- and post-event surveys consistently show that the Career Pathways Program is changing the perception about the quality and variety of career opportunities available locally. 

Your Move. Our Commitment.