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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GCAMP Workforce Strategies Forum

Manufacturers - Are you struggling with hiring?   Are you open to outside-of-the-box hiring strategies, but you just don't know where to begin?  Join us at the Workforce Strategies Forum, hosted by GCAMP and the VIA, to find possible solutions to your recruiting challenges.  Our guest speakers will present on topics such as: Finding success with a non-traditional workforce; Boosting retention through employee engagement; and How to stand out when jobs are plentiful and workers are scarce.    Please be sure to register by clicking the "Learn More" button below.

February 23rd, 2023 10:00 AM - February 23rd, 2023 11:30 AM

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

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DuPage Regional Manufacturing Advisory Council General Membership Meeting

Please mark your calendar for the next DuPage Regional Manufacturing Advisory Council General Membership Meeting set to take place both in-person and via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Zoom link and location information is below. The DRMAC Steering Committee has been hard at work parsing through the valuable feedback from December and plans to announce the working groups that will put things in motion moving forward. Our guest speaker will be Tom Wendorf, retired business executive and tireless workforce development advocate.   RSVP here:   This is an open invitation, so please feel free to forward it to those who you think might be interested in attending.   Zoom link: Meeting ID: 327 781 7835 (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago)   In-Person: College of DuPage Main Campus 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn Technology Education Center (TEC), Room 1038 A-B   Park in Fawell lot D and enter the TEC building from the east. Room 1038 A-B will be on the right. Directions and map of full campus:

February 22nd, 2023 04:00 PM - February 22nd, 2023 05:00 PM

College of DuPage Main Campus 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn Technology Education Center (TEC), Room 1038 A-B

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Robot Rumble!

Wheeling High School will host District 214's annual "Robot Rumble" on Friday, Feb 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and again on Saturday, Feb 18, from 9 a.m.-noon.  This exciting competition will offer an excellent opportunity to see the robotics students and their robots in action as they battle it our with their functional fighting robots!.  The students have all been working hard since August, fine-tuning their designing, manufacturing, and wiring skills.        The public is welcome to attend.    

February 17th, 2023 09:00 AM - February 18th, 2023 01:00 PM

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

Awards Ceremony

Apply for a GCAMP Outstanding Manufacturing Student or Educator Award!

GCAMP is thrilled to launch the Outstanding Manufacturing Student & Educator Awards to celebrate future makers and to celebrate the individuals who are instrumental in developing the next generation of makers! Our Outstanding Manufacturing Student winner will receive a $500 cash prize.   The Outstanding Manufacturing Educator will win also win a $500 cash prize and $500 for needs within his or her classroom.  All winners will be honored at the annual VIA Spark Awards, on April 26th!   APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 28, 2023

February 1st, 2023 12:00 AM - March 28th, 2023 11:59 PM

College Career & Wellness Fair 2023.

College Career & Wellness Fair 2023

Meet college reps and local business partners. Receive supportive resources to assist with your post-secondary planning.

January 17th, 2023 09:00 AM - January 17th, 2023 11:00 AM

West Aurora High School, Batavia High School, Geneva High School