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October 21 Tech Tour to Focus on Technology Pioneers for the Next Generation
10/18/2010

300 Middle and High School Students to Spend the Day at High Tech Companies in the Region

TOUR BEGINS AT 9:00 AM AT PVCC’S EARL DICKINSON CENTER

Thursday, October 21, marks the launching of 2010 Tech Tour, a local event to introduce 300 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 tech advancements in our area.

Students representing 21 regional schools will spend the day traveling to more than 50 selected companies for a hands-on visit to meet employees and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations. Students will travel in groups of 15, and be assigned to one of 21 unique and exciting tour schedules. Arrangements can be made for media to follow a tour for the day or join one in progress. 

The Tech Tour provides students with:

  • Exposure to the world of technology and work places 
  • Personal engagement with real entrepreneurial success stories 
  • Encouragement to study technology and related fields of interest 
  • Information about what it takes to prepare for a technology career 
  • Education about real job opportunities with local technology employers 

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is the preeminent private-sector advocate and catalyst for entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development in our region. It serves its members by providing advocacy, educational programming, and by bringing people together through its network of members and contacts. The CBIC has over 200 individuals, companies and organizations as members representing more than 10,000 people in the work force. For more information, visit www.CvilleBIC.org on the web. 


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