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

Inclusive Fair flier

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.


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


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

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


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