On the GCAMP Calendar of Events you will find:

  • Career/Job Fairs – These are hiring events, often held in anticipation of an upcoming high school or community college graduation, meant to help graduating students find jobs.   Manufacturers - find your next employees here!
  • Career Expos - (also sometimes called Showcases or Trades Fairs) These events are slightly different from job fairs.   They are geared towards younger students to encourage them to pursue a career in industry.   The students at these events are not seeking jobs yet, but they are looking for information about possibly pursuing careers in industry.   Manufacturers are invited to these events to introduce the next generation to the field of manufacturing. 
  • Mock Interviews -These events are for students to learn interviewing skills.  Industry professionals are needed to help conduct the mock interviews, and employers sometimes find potential real-life hires at mock interviews.
  • Advisory Meetings – These meetings allow industry experts an opportunity to give their input on how educators can refine their programs for current trends and technology.  These are great events to connect industry with education.
  • Competition Judge Requests – Student skills competitions are great ways for members of industry to meet skilled students and educators.  Plus, they are often a fun way for those in industry to volunteer their time and give back to the community. 
  • Awards & Scholarships - Awards refer to contests or competitions for people, frequently students, in manufacturing.  Scholarships on our page are for students to help fund their education beyond high school.   See the scholarship descriptions for more details. 

Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to add to the GCAMP Events calendar?  Tell us about it! 

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at the moment, but check back soon.

Past Events

College Career & Wellness Fair 2023.

College Career & Wellness Fair 2023

Meet college reps and local business partners. Receive supportive resources to assist with your post-secondary planning.

January 17th, 2023 09:00 AM - January 17th, 2023 11:00 AM

West Aurora High School, Batavia High School, Geneva High School


Intern Ready Forum

Is hosting a high school intern of interest to you or your company?  Is the topic of internship development on meeting agendas frequently, but going nowhere?  Does the idea of having a high school intern excite you and make you anxious at the same time?  Then Join us!  Bring a team of 2-4 staff from your company that would be key internship supporters.   Be supported to develop an intern job description, organization chart and orientation plan during the workshop.   Leave the workshop with a game plan written to host your first high school intern.   Meet high school teachers and staff that coordinate work-based learning.   Free to attend.   

November 18th, 2022 08:30 AM - November 18th, 2022 12:00 PM

Valley Industrial Association, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Geneva IL 60134

Symbol Training Institute Job Fair

Manufacturing Job Fair at Symbol Training Institute

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 10:00am - 1:00pm  Hosted by Symbol Training Institute along with the Village of Addison  Interview skilled job candidates on the spot!   

October 26th, 2022 10:00 AM - October 26th, 2022 01:00 PM

Symbol Training Institute, 1413 Jeffrey Drive, Addison, IL 60101

Made in Elk Grove Village Mfg Expo

Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo

Meet the companies that make Elk Grove Village special!  Join the group on October 17th at Elk Grove High School from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM.  The 2022 Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Village, supporting sponsor API, and special partners Next Level Northwest and the Elk Grove Village Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, visit 

October 17th, 2022 01:30 PM - October 17th, 2022 04:30 PM

Elk Grove High School, 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

A student welding.

Manufacturing Breakfast

Aurora area manufacturers, see a high school manufacturing program at work and meet students! Breakfast, Tour and PanelDiscussion with Manufacturers and Students Mock Interview Machining and Welding Students

May 12th, 2022 07:30 AM - May 12th, 2022 09:30 AM

Weisner Center, West Aurora SD129, 1920 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL