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GCAMP helps students of all ages discover rewarding, high-tech careers in the Greater Chicago Region.

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Summer Manufacturing Tour - Tox Pressotechnik

Tox-Pressotechnik began in 1978 in Germany. Today, they are represented across in the globe in 40 different countries, including China, India, Brazil, and, of course, here in the United States. Tox creates the high-tech machinery used to join metal. Their custom machines are used in the automotive, aerospace, medical, solar, and battery industries, by well-known companies such as BMW, Bosch, and Audi. Engineers, machinists, welders, technicians and more all work together to ensure that Tox machinery leads the market in innovation, productivity, quality, safety, low operating costs, and low environmental impact.

Students on a Tox tour will see the hands-on work that goes into building a Tox machine. Plus, like at Diemasters, Tox is happy to provide work-based learning opportunities to students. Over the years, Tox has employed many student interns, apprentices, and other young people looking to launch their manufacturing careers.

July 16th, 2024 09:00 AM - July 16th, 2024 11:00 AM

Tox-Pressotechnik, 4250 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville

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Forge the Future 2024 Summer Camp

Explore the world of forging through the Forging Foundation’s three-day Forge the Future Summer Camp. Students 15-18 years old will have the opportunity to tour a forging facility, participate in STEAM and team building activities, and learn how to forge. Plus, campers will get to take home their own forging!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Campers will need their own transportation to and from camp.

Please contact Amanda Dureiko, at or call 216-781-6260


July 22nd, 2024 09:00 AM - July 24th, 2024 03:30 PM

Richard J. Daley College 7500 S. Pulaski Road MTEC Campus Chicago, IL 60652

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D300 Work Based Learning Advisory Board

You are invited to our upcoming Work-Based Learning Advisory Board meeting that will be occurring the evening of July 22nd. This meeting is being hosted by A-TEC Ambulance located at 2125 Point Blvd., Suite 200 in Elgin. The focus of this board is how to continue to build opportunities for our students to explore careers of interest, develop career goals, and to be as prepared as possible to enter the workforce upon graduating high school. This includes opportunities as basic as guest speaking or participating in fairs to experiences like job shadowing and internships. 


We will be highlighting some of our employers, students, and programs which have had significant success over the last couple of years. We are excited to share more details about how D300 has been approved for 5 College & Career Pathway Endsorements by the Illinois State Board of Education as well as providing over 35 internship opportunities this summer that have resulted in high school credit and/or were paid experiences. In total, students earned neary $45,000 this summer. 


For those of you who have never attended before, there will be an optional portion of the meeting starting at 5:30 to learn more about D300's Career & Technical Education (CTE) and College & Career Readiness programs at D300. For everyone else, the larger group will begin at 6 PM. Food will be provided. You are welcome and encouraged to share this information with anyone else you might know who may be interested in participating.


July 22nd, 2024 05:30 PM - July 22nd, 2024 08:00 PM

A-Tec, 2121 Point Blvd, ste 200, Elgin

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