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

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Spark! Career Extravaganza 2023

On April 18, 2023, ninth graders from Indian Valley Vocational Center sending schools including Earlville, Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek, Leland, Newark, Plano, Sandwich, Serena, Somonauk, and Yorkville will attend a career exploration event in the gymnasium of the Fox Valley Family YMCA in Plano.

April 18th, 2023 08:00 AM - April 18th, 2023 02:00 PM

Fox Valley Family YMCA, 3875 Eldamain Rd, Plano, IL 60545

D211 Job Fair Flier 2023

D211 Job Fair

Township High School District 211 will be holding our first annual D211 Senior Job Fair for our graduating seniors from Palatine, Fremd, Conant, Schaumburg, Higgins, North Campus and Hoffman Estates High Schools that are planning to go directly into the workforce after graduation and are looking for full-time, entry-level positions.    If your company is looking to hire high school graduates for entry-level positions, we would like to invite you to fill out the application to attend this free event.  Due to space limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all requests. Application Link:   We will notify everyone that completes the application no later than March 23, 2023 if we will be able to offer a space.   Community Partners - Arrive between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Students will attend between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Thank you for your continued support,   District 211 Career Advisors  

April 18th, 2023 08:00 AM - April 18th, 2023 01:00 PM

Schaumburg High School 1100 W Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL

Waubonsee Community College

VALEES Welding and Fabrication Challenge

VALEES is excited to invite you to participate, as a judge, in the Welding and Fabrication Challenge on Friday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch included) at Waubonsee Community College Plano Campus (100 Waubonsee Dr. Plano, IL). This is an opportunity to share your industry experience and knowledge with welding students. If you yourself do not weld, but have a colleague that does, please pass this invitation on to them! We are seeking judges for all four welding processes! Schools participating include East Aurora High School, Fox Valley Career Center, Oswego High School and West Aurora Weisner Center.    RSVP by emailing Josi Moran Please include the process you prefer to judge.   If you’ve never judged before, please join us. It’s a great event and opportunity to meet the future of the welding workforce!   Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Josi at the email above. 

April 14th, 2023 08:30 AM - April 14th, 2023 01:00 PM

Waubonsee Community College Plano Campus,100 Waubonsee Dr. Plano, IL

Wheeling HS

Wheeling High School Manufacturing Hiring Event

During this event, you will have at least one interview opportunity with a student who is looking for a career in manufacturing. To keep this event going smoothly, we ask for you to keep this initial interview to 10-15 minutes. Other than that, you have complete autonomy in the interview process. We are hoping, if you do hire a student, to have a "Signing Day" in May that will highlight their accomplishments and your support as well.  While you are not in an interview, we ask you to walk around the shop and interact with our students. They will be on machines and demonstrating their skills/knowledge and discussing projects that they have worked on in class. I hope this is a great way to bridge and build connections with you and our students.   If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by filling out this google form. I ask you to be as transparent as possible so that we can do our best to schedule your interview with a student who is looking for that specific employment opportunity.   If you have any questions, please let me know.   Thank you!   Eric Race Technology Education Teacher Next Generation of Engineers Instructor High Mileage Vehicle Sponsor Wheeling High School  

April 5th, 2023 11:30 AM - April 5th, 2023 01:00 PM

Wheeling High School, 900 S Elmhurst Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

Triton College Career Fair

Triton College Spring Career Fair

This event is focused on Manufacturing/Engineering and Health Careers.   Triton students, alumni, and community members are encouraged to attend.      For those of you at a company, or know a company, looking for talent, we have some booth spots open.  Contact the following person to get a booth: Lorena Gasca, MA Director/Career Services 708-456-0300, Ext. 3805

April 4th, 2023 10:00 AM - April 4th, 2023 01:00 PM

Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, Student Center Cafeteria. B Building