Tech Tour 2014 - Visit Your Future
Thursday, October 9, marks the 11th annual Tech Tour, a local event to introduce over 400 area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region.
Sponsored by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, this day-long technology tour is aimed at exposing students to the challenging and diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. It is designed to help them envision themselves as technology employees, professionals and entrepreneurs in the next wave of high tech advancements in our area.
Students representing regional schools will spend the day traveling to over 60 selected companies for a hands-on visit to meet employees and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations. Students will travel with classmates in groups of 12-15, and be assigned to one of 30 unique and exciting tour schedules.
The Tech Tour benefits:
For the companies:
Opportunities to Participate in Tech Tour
Would you like CBIC to put your technology company on the Tech Tour map?
Showcase your company as a tour venue. Do you have a facility to showcase or hands-on technology to demonstrate at your site? Great! Why not add your company location as a Tech Tour venue?
As a Tech Tour venue, you would lead an interactive session (approximately 45 minutes to one hour) designed to engage the students and get them excited about a possible career in a technology-related field. Tour sessions typically include:
Share your technology career as a presenter at a tour hub. Do you have a technology product or service to highlight, but lack space to accommodate a tour? You’re not alone, and we’re working to arrange central locations—tour hubs— where innovators like you can show your stuff. Do you have a technology career story to share with aspiring technology professionals? The students would love to hear it.
As a Tech Tour presenter, you would lead your interactive session at one of the tour hub presentation spaces. Similar to the Tech Tour venues, presenter sessions typically include:
Learn more about how you or your organization can get involved with the Tech Tour. Contact Kim Wilkens at firstname.lastname@example.org.