GCAMP Remembers Gary Skoog

In 2009, Gary Skoog, then Director of Economic Development for Hoffman Estates, garnered a group of local business people in and around the areas of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Elk Grove Village. His vision was to have local businesses and educators collaborate to encourage more students to seek opportunities and careers in the manufacturing business. A core group of manufacturing executives welcomed Gary’s initiative, and so the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, or GCAMP as it was nicknamed, was launched.


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Factory Tour Showcases Careers in Manufacturing to EGHS Students

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, WA The Diemasters, located at 2100 Touhy Avenue in the industrial park, hosted 14 Elk Grove High School manufacturing students and their instructor, Jonathon Won. The purpose of the visit was to tour a manufacturing plant and to show students the many career opportunities in manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Breakfast at West Aurora High School a Resounding Success!

The Greater Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, better known as GCAMP, began co-hosting manufacturing breakfasts in conjunction with local high schools in 2018 as a way to turn tables for students and industry partners. Students visit industrial and manufacturing companies each year to learn more about exciting careers and how the industry creates everything we see, and touch. Rarely do our industry partners get the chance to see what students are creating every day in their CTE industrial and manufacturing lab space.

Intern Spotlight: Quinn Robinson

Here at GCAMP, we're constantly promoting the value of internships and apprenticeships as mutually beneficial endeavors. It's easy to understand why they work, but it never gets old hearing real-world success stories about how this arrangement can have a profound effect on the next generation of manufacturers. This month we're pleased to spotlight Quinn Robinson's story.