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

Barrington HS

Barrington High School’s NEW Career Expo!

Barrington High School is happy to announce our new and improved Career Expo (formerly known as the Skilled Trades Fair)!  In an effort to continue educating our students, we are holding this expo for students in grades 8-12  to explore career pathways and meet field experts to discover how they can gain the skills they need for the career they want to pursue.  The Career Expo will be held at Barrington High School, in our new auxiliary gym, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 10:15AM to 2:15PM (lunch will be provided).  For more information, contact:Marie MirabellaCareer AdvisorBarrington High

January 30th, 2024 10:15 AM - January 30th, 2024 02:15 PM

Barrington High School, Auxiliary Gym, 616 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010


Volunteers needed for Junior Achievement

Industry partners are needed to speak with seventh grade students about careers at their workplace.  Please contact Amy Youngberg for more information. Amy Youngberg | VP ProgramsJunior Achievement of Chicago630-577-7628 | 

January 26th, 2024 09:00 AM - January 26th, 2024 11:00 AM

College, Career & Wellness Fair - West Aurora, Batavia, and West Chicago High Schools

College, Career & Wellness Fair at West Aurora High School, in Aurora, Illinois.  Join us for this large scale Tri County event! This FREE event will be promoted to all DuPage, Kane, and Kendall County high school students. Email Katie Johnson for more information. Katie JohnsonCareer 

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

GCAMP Workforce Strategies Forum

Starting or Strengthening Partnerships with Local School Districts or Area Career Centers Identify how you can begin or grow you relationships with local students Learn about the latest Illinois State Board of Education initiatives to build career technical education (CTE) in our state Identify the key contact people in your school district Finish the event with an introduction email drafted to kick off your new school partnership

November 16th, 2023 09:00 AM - November 16th, 2023 11:00 AM

In Person and on Zoom, Valley Industrial Association (VIA), 2000 S. Batavia Ave. Geneva , IL

West Aurora

World Language Career Expo

West Aurora High School in District 129 is planning our seventh annual World Languages Career Expo for Friday, November 10th, 2023, from 7:30-10:45 am.  You have either participated in this event in the past, or you have been identified as a valued bilingual professional who could share your wisdom and experience with our students. We would be so pleased to have you participate in this event, encouraging our students to continue their language studies to bring value to their future employers and communities.  All languages and all professions are welcome! There is no presentation to prepare; we only ask that you bring whatever materials you might like to show to our students, who will approach you with prepared questions about how you use languages in your job or business. Our students enjoy this special event every year and will approach you enthusiastically to learn more about your career.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. More information is included at the links below. We hope you will consider joining us!  Please see the flyer for this event at: WL Expo Flyer Please see the invitation letter at: WL Expo Invitation Letter RSVP for this event:   Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to meeting you!      Elaine Diveley World Languages Curriculum Coordinator, 6-12 West Aurora District 129

November 10th, 2023 07:30 AM - November 10th, 2023 10:45 AM

1201 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506