Welcome to the WoW!

Worlds of Work Expo is a career exploration event managed by Lord Fairfax Community College Career Pathways Consortium, in partnership with Barrett Machine, Inc., Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, Frederick County Economic Development Authority, and Winchester Economic Development Authority.

Over a two day period, WoW! hosts nearly 3,000 seventh grade students from the region. More than 70 businesses showcase equipment, vehicles, and machinery that students climb into, fix, and manipulate. There are also animals students can touch and care for as well as life-like mannequins they might splint and stitch. The event is designed to be a hands-on exploration of possible careers.




2018 WoW! Booklet

Each participant receives a WoW! booklet prior to the event, outlining the Worlds, sample careers within each World, education and training requirements, and average wages.  PDF Version | Flipbook Version

Photo Gallery

View a few images from last year's WoW! event!

WoW! in the News

Winchester Star 2016
Northern Virginia Daily 2016
Northern Virginia Daily 2015


2019 Event

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Nearly 3,000 seventh grade students in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren, and the City of Winchester attend WoW! each year. 

Private School Waitlist

Every effort is made to accomodate 7th graders from private schools in the above counties. Due to space limitations at the venue, we encourage interested schools to place their names on the waitlist as early as possible. 

2019 Private School Waitlist Registration 

Become a Sponsor

An event of this magnitude is possible because of the support of business and education partners in our region. We hope that you will consider supporting WoW!

Sponsorship Overview Letter
Sponsorship Levels

2019 Sponsor Registration Coming Soon

Become an Exhibitor

Businesses representing the following 'Worlds' are encouraged to participate!

2018 Worlds of Work:

  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Service
  • Transportation & Logistics

Exhibitors must provide a brief, hands-on activity for students that demonstrates specific skills or a job that correlates to one availble in our region. Students will move through the Worlds, obtaining stamps in their passport for each activity completed.

2019 Exhibitor Registration 

Become a Volunteer

2019 Volunteer Registration Coming Soon


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