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

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Past Events


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

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VIA Spark Awards!

Join us for a can't miss event in Chicago manufacturing - the Spark Awards!!   Honor GCAMP's Outstanding Manufacturing Student and Outstanding Manufacturing Educator Award winners!!   Celebrate with the VIA the accomplishments of manufacturers in the areas of Culture, Innovation, Operational Excellence, Safety, Social Responsibility, and Workforce Development.  

March 6th, 2024 05:00 PM - March 6th, 2024 09:00 PM

Arrowhead Golf Club 26W151 Butterfield Rd Wheaton, IL