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Manufacturing is very different today. GCAMP helps students of all ages discover rewarding, high-tech careers in the Greater Chicago Region.

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GCAMP works with you to find and develop your advanced manufacturing workforce. Working in partnership with GCAMP, manufacturers will find the employees needed to grow their companies.

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From Education to Employment At Elk Grove High School

Check out this spotlight video of the recent Manufacturing Breakfast that was hosted in partnership with EGHS, D214, and the Village of Elk Grove.

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Awards Ceremony

Apply for a GCAMP Outstanding Manufacturing Student or Educator Award!

GCAMP is thrilled to launch the Outstanding Manufacturing Student & Educator Awards to celebrate future makers and to celebrate the individuals who are instrumental in developing the next generation of makers!

Our Outstanding Manufacturing Student winner will receive a $500 cash prize.   The Outstanding Manufacturing Educator will win also win a $500 cash prize and $500 for needs within his or her classroom

All winners will be honored at the annual VIA Spark Awards, on April 26th!



February 1st, 2023 12:00 AM - March 28th, 2023 11:59 PM

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Peter Schwartz Memorial Manufacturing Scholarship

Peter Schwartz Memorial Manufacturing Scholarship
Administered by: St. Charles Area Chamber of Commerce Industrial Committee

The purpose of this scholarship is to support D303 graduates who will pursue their education and training post high school that relates to careers in the manufacturing space.

This scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 payable directly to the college or university of the selected applicant’s choice. The award can be used to apply towards tuition, book fees, or materials directly related to the student’s course of study.


The St. Charles Area Chamber’s Industrial Committee will be sponsoring a Manufacturing Scholarship in honor of its past Chair, Peter Schwartz. Peter passed away after a battle with cancer. He was president and CEO of Streng Advertising Agency, and a valued member of the chamber and of his community. This scholarship awards one student from Compass Academy, East HS, and North HS a $1,000 scholarship to pursue postsecondary education or training in programs related to CTE.

The application and supporting documents must be submitted no later than April 7th of the scholarship year via email to: with “Peter Schwartz Scholarship” in the subject line.

March 8th, 2023 12:00 AM - April 7th, 2023 11:59 PM

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Illinois Manufacturing Association CCPE scholarship

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA), in partnership with Education Systems Center at NIU (EdSystems), is now offering a scholarship to Illinois students who graduate high school having earned the CCPE in Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, and Trades (METT) and is currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling in an Illinois community college or university for manufacturing, welding, or engineering.

This $500 scholarship can be put towards tuition, fees, textbooks, room, board, school supplies, job training equipment and uniforms, or other barrier reduction costs that arise. 

To be eligible you must be an Illinois high school senior on track to earn the College and Career Pathway Endorsement or a graduate of an Illinois high school who earned the College and Career Pathway Endorsement in high school. 

Deadline to apply is May 31, 2023, 12am.


Click the button below for more details or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Hartwick or Juan Jose Gonzalez at

March 24th, 2023 12:00 AM - May 31st, 2023 12:00 AM

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