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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Technology Career Academies

During the week of August 7-11, 2006, the Region 2000 Technology Council will team up with CVCC to once again offer a series of career academies for the region’s middle school students. These academies are high-quality career exploration events designed to expose middle school students to a variety of technology careers. This summer the following technology areas will be offered:

Nuclear energy
Information technology
Advanced manufacturing
Health care
Aviation
Women in Science and Technology
Building technology
Criminal Justice/Forensics (NEW!)

These programs are partially supported by grant funds from Tech Prep and from the National Science Foundation but additional support is needed to make these programs successful. We are seeking support from the region’s technology businesses for this project. Support can take one or more of the following forms:

Financial support – We are seeking companies to provide financial support through sponsorship of one or more academies. A sponsorship level of $500 is requested. All sponsors will have their logo printed on the academy t-shirts as well as all other promotional material. Your financial support is needed to continue to grow and improve this opportunity for the region’s students to learn about career opportunities in technology.

Hosting Tours – A significant part of the program for the academies includes providing the students with a first-hand look at what goes on in a technology company. We are looking for companies willing to host a tour during the week of the academies (August 7-11)

Promotional Items – If you would like to donate any promotional items from your company (hats, pens, cups, etc) with your company's logo as gifts for the students they would be welcomed. Such gifts help identify your company with the regions technology sector.
To participate, contact Bob Bailey, NSF Project Manager, CVCC at (434) 832-7764

This information comes from the Region 2000 website. If you don't know what Region 2000 is all about, take the time to check it out. They can help your business and you can help them!

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