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CBIC’s annual Tech Tour is a day-long event that introduces area middle and high school students to our region’s technology companies and exposes students to the diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community.The program is designed to help youth envision themselves as technology innovators. Nearly 100% volunteer driven, each annual tour organizes upwards of 400 area middle and high school students who visit more than 70 technology related companies and organizations in a single day!

Here's what a couple of students had to say about their tour experiences last year: 

“While on the Tech Tour, you will not just follow a traditional tour path. These businesses will show you their employees working and even present one-of-a-kind demonstrations for Tech Tour participants. When you walk through the doors of one of the businesses, you are treated not just as a tourist, but as a friend of the company.”
"Participating in the CBIC Tech Tour has been one of the most eye-opening experiences I have had in high school. Charlottesville appears to be a small city, but it is full of businesses using and developing new forms of technology. Taking part in the CBIC Tech Tour has given me opportunity to witness the future of technology and business in my local community, a future that I will soon become a part of.”

The Tech Tour committee extends our heartfelt thank to so many of you who have participated on the tour and helped inspire the young people in our community. We encourage you to mark your calendars now for the 2016 Tech Tour on October 11! 

Members of the 2016 CBIC Tech Tour Committee include Jeff Faust, Jamie Foreman, DJ Hill, Michael Lake, Maria Lewis, Mike McPherson, Jason Ness, Andrew Renshaw, Jerry Reynolds, Miriam Rushfinn, Susan Stimart, Kim Wilkens and Jasmine Xiao. 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to sign your company up to participate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Wilkens
Author: Kim WilkensWebsite: https://www.linkedin.com/in/techkim
Kim Wilkens is an activist, volunteer, writer, mentor, student and teacher who is passionate about technology, education and social justice. She is the chair of CBIC’s Tech Tour, the founder of Tech-Girls and an enthusiastic supporter of Cville Women in Tech. Kim brings her love for technology and education together as the computer science initiative coordinator at STAB.