WHAT is Tech Tour?
The CBIC Tech Tour is an annual local event to introduce area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region.
Students representing more than 20 regional schools will spend the day traveling to over 50 selected companies
WHEN is Tech Tour?
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 8, 2019!
WHO is Tech Tour for?
Tech Tour is for...
WHERE is Tech Tour?
The students begin at Piedmont Virginia Community College, where they are introduced to the many Tech opportunities that the Charlottesville region offers them. Then, they board their buses and travel to the businesses, where they can see first-hand what is possible as they consider what career they want to pursue.
WHY is Tech Tour important?
This technology tour exposes students to the challenging and diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. The tour is designed to help them envision themselves as technology employees, professionals and entrepreneurs in the next wave of tech advancements in our area.
"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 the opportunity to witness the future of technology and business in my local community, a future that I will soon become a part of.” - Tech Tour student
We have an outstanding group of sponsors every year, representing organizations that understand the importance of STEM education to building the technology workforce. A complete list of participating companies can be found on our interactive Tech Tour Map:
CLICK HERE FOR OUR
INTERACTIVE TOUR MAP!
created by Alleyway Consulting, LLC
CBIC's annual Tech Tour is all about igniting local students' interest in technology-related careers and showing the variety of opportunities available in our community to pursue their passions. Being a tour guide means getting a behind-the-scenes tour of 2 local tech companies or organizations along with 10-15 middle or high school students and their school chaperone.
Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to help keep the tours flowing smoothly - plus you may just get to hang out with the next Megan Smith or Bill Gates! Click below to send us your info:
CBIC Tech Tour is excited to offer the following underwriting opportunities to local companies who want to partner with us in providing this experience to local students. Companies that are not able to host or provide tours often help by sponsoring to ensure that the local community still has the chance to benefit from this innovative opportunity for our young entrepreneurs.
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Here is your Tech Tour Committee. Let us know if you want to be a part of this amazing team!
Jerry Reynolds (Team Lead)
Tour Guide Recruitment:
Stephanie Passman - Albemarle County Schools (Team Lead)
Anne Ernst and Christy Scott - CCS
Gwen Cassady - Surrounding counties and private schools
Opening Program at PVCC:
Gigi Davis (Team Lead)
Marketing and Communications (Marcom):
Jon Moriarty (Co-Lead)
Leslie Copley (Co-Lead)
Jerry Reynolds - Website, Photo & Video
Gwen Cassady - Day of event onsite media management
Every year, through the generosity of sponsors, CBIC awards two scholarships in the amount of $2500 each to students selected through the application process. Applications are open to junior and senior students that plan to pursue education beyond high school in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and have attended at least one tech tour.
Applications are now open!
Submission Deadline is January 31, 2020.