West Alabama Works Provides Immersive Career Exploration with Transfr

West Alabama Works



Date started: February 2021

Groups served: Middle and high school students

Number served: 1,100

Main use case: Career exploration for middle and high schoolers, geared towards increasing enrollment in CTE (Modern Manufacturing Classes)

West Alabama Works (WAW), a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB), uses Transfr to provide career exploration through immersive learning to 8th and 9th grade students. This increases students’ abilities to make educated, informed decisions about career paths.


The introduction of Transfr’s Career Exploration Facility’ (CEF) into the classroom created immediate excitement: Students and teachers couldn’t wait to get their hands on the new technology!


Students lined the halls to be the first to explore new careers. WAW staff encouraged the students to try careers they hadn’t considered. Students were empowered to learn about a variety of careers that could lead to well-paying jobs in high-growth careers. Upon completion of the Career Exploration simulations, school guidance counselors worked with students to enroll in CTE, where appropriate, to gain the skills and certifications leading to a well-paying career.