Thursday, October 9, marks the launching of Tech Tour 2014, a local event to introduce more than 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 a selection of more than 80 local companies for a hands-on visit to meet employees and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations.
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:
A tour of your facility and a hands-on demonstration of your technology product or service
An overview of the work skills and job profiles employed at your company
A discussion of a particular challenge your company has faced and how technology may have helped to overcome it
Tips and advice on career paths related to your company
A review of job opportunities—internships, part-time positions, full-time positions—for which Tech Tour students can apply
Underwriter, supporter or sponsor: Free- donations are welcome!
Housing Technology Company: Free
To register, please click here.