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

D214 Skilled Trades Fair

D214 will assist you in creating an internship opportunity for Summer 2024

Would you like to hire a high school student intern this summer?  

Do you need help creating a great opportunity that will be both beneficial to your organization and a future manufacturer? 

Or do you have an established internship program and you need help finding students?  

D214 is looking for Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows manufacturers interested in connecting with D214 summer high school student interns.  

Whether you have an established internship program or you are looking to start one, D214 is ready to assist you.   Please reach out to Kathy Gannon at by April 26.

April 3rd, 2024 12:00 PM - April 26th, 2024 11:59 PM

High School District 214

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South Elgin High School Manufacturing Breakfast

April 16th, 2024 08:00 AM - April 16th, 2024 09:30 AM

South Elgin High School 760 E Main St. South Elgin, IL 60177

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Inclusive Career Fair

You're invited to the Inclusive Career Fair being hosted by the Advisory Commission on Disabilities in partnership with Aurora’s department of Senior and Disability Services, the Aurora Public Library, Association for Individual Development, and Weston Bridges.

The Inclusive Career Fair is for employers with an inclusive culture seeking to connect with workers who have a variety of abilities. According to Forbes magazine, adding employees with disabilities to your workforce leads to higher retention rates, increased customer loyalty, demonstrates social responsibility, and promotes a sense of inclusion and productivity throughout the entire organization.

The Inclusive Career Fair is being hosted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at the Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora, IL 60506.

Don’t miss this chance to introduce your organization and opportunities to a unique pool of talents looking for a career to grow with. 

To join us, fill out this form:


April 16th, 2024 12:00 PM - April 16th, 2024 04:00 PM

Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora, IL 60506.

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East Aurora High School

East Aurora High School Career Fair

East Aurora High School will hold its Career Fair on April 17, 2024, from 10:25 am-2:15 p.m. This event is an excellent opportunity to expose our students to job opportunities, vocational training, and other post-secondary avenues. We expect freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to attend. You can register your company for the Career Fair here.


Event details are as follows:

                WHEN:                Wednesday - April 17th, 2024

                                                Set-up: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

                                                Fair: 10:25 a.m.-2:15 p.m.


                WHERE:               East Aurora High School

                                                500 Tomcat Lane

                                                Aurora, Illinois 60505


We sincerely hope your organization's representative(s) will attend the Career Fair. If your organization plans to attend the Career Fair at EAHS, please register for the fair here. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to the organization’s representative(s) attending the event. 


To encourage student participation we will conduct a raffle. If your organization would like to donate corporate swag, a gift card, or would like more information please contact Judy Dawson,, 630-209-2009.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Nakita Stewart at 630-299-8158.

April 17th, 2024 09:00 AM - April 17th, 2024 02:15 PM

East Aurora High School Fieldhouse, 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora, Illinois 60505

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D214 Skilled Trades Fair

District 214 2024 Skilled Trades Fair

D214 is seeking organizations and individuals who can share their experiences, passion, and industry knowledge with interested students.   This is an opportunity for students to learn about post-secondary career options in the skilled trades.  


RSVP by using the link below by March 1. 

April 18th, 2024 09:30 AM - April 18th, 2024 12:00 PM

Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights

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Past Events


D300 Work Based Learning Advisory Board

5:30 - 6 PMOptional intro to D300 WBL intended for new or interested industry partners6- 6:30 PMJacobs High School Career and Technical Education Facility Tour6:30 - 8 PMUpdates, share outs, celebrations and working session 

April 3rd, 2024 05:30 PM - April 3rd, 2024 08:00 PM

Jacobs High School 2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL


Judges Needed - Waubonsee Community College IL Design Educators Assoc Competition

Industry partners with engineering or drafting experience are needed to help judge the student IDEA Competition at Waubonsee Community College. Judges will evaluate group design projects and individual projects from area high school student competitors.  Categories include: Introductory Board, Intorductory CAD, 3D CAD Modeling, 2D Machine CAD, Architectural Board, Architectural CAD, 3D Machine CAD.Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Please register using the link  below

March 22nd, 2024 08:30 AM - March 22nd, 2024 01:30 PM

Waubonsee Community College's Sugar Grove Campus

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Tech Campus Career Expo

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Lake County Tech Campus will be holding its annual Career Expo. This is a chance for employers to meet with high school juniors and seniors directly, talk about what it’s like to work in your industry, and describe the many great career pathway opportunities and benefits.Employer sign-in and booth set-up will take place between 7:45am-8:15am.Student participation will be split-up throughout the day into 3 sessions:Session 1 – 8:30am-10:00amSession 2 – 10:30am-12:00pmBusiness Networking and Lunch (provided) – 12:00pm-1:00pmSession 3 – 1:00pm-2:30pmEmployers will receive one table; additional table may have cost associated due to space and table rental shortage. Employers will be set-up throughout the Tech Campus, separated into the following 5 categories:Transportation & LogisticsAutomotive Collision RepairAutomotive Service ManufacturingConstruction Skills & ManagementIndustrial TechnologyWelding & Fabrication Information TechnologyComputer Support ServicesMultimedia DesignGame Programming & Virtualization3D Gaming & Cybersecurity Human ServicesCriminal JusticeLaw EnforcementCulinary ArtsEarly Education & TeachingCosmetology Health ServicesFirefightingEmergency Medical ServicesMedical AssistingCertified Nursing AssistantBiomedical Science on-line registration ended March 8th.If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Elizabeth Del Rio at or 847-543-6040

March 21st, 2024 07:45 AM - March 21st, 2024 02:30 PM

Lake County Tech Campus 19525 West Washington Street Grayslake, IL 60030


Postsecondary, Career, and Transition Fair at Jacobs High School

Postsecondary, Career, and Transition Fair at Jacobs High School from 6-8 PM. This event is targeting Sophomores and Juniors but all CUSD 300 students and their families will be invited. This is an opportunity for students to attend who could not visit the day time fair in February as well as for families who would like to attend as well.    Register using the button below.   Registration closes 2/15/24.

March 7th, 2024 06:00 PM - March 7th, 2024 08:00 PM

Jacobs High School 2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL

Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee’s CTE Open House and Signing Day

Please join us for Waubonsee’s CTE Open House and Signing Day:  Date:                   Thursday, March 7th Location:            Waubonsee Community College                             Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive                             Sugar Grove, IL 60554                             Akerlow Hall               Time:                   8 a.m. – 2 p.m.         (Set up begins at 7 a.m.) Register for event:  Click here   This annual event is an opportunity for students from area high schools and career centers to tour Waubonsee CTE lab spaces, meet program instructors, and connect with employers in the industry. We invite you to attend to connect with these students and promote the variety of opportunities available within this field. We will also be hosting our CTE Signing Day during this event. Attendees will have an opportunity to “sign” signaling their commitment to enroll in the program for Fall 2024, similar to what student athletes do when committing to a school for athletics. We will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for you while at the event. Register here by 3/1 or contact Alyson Gaspar at  Thank you!

March 7th, 2024 08:00 AM - March 7th, 2024 02:00 PM

Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive Sugar Grove, IL 60554