Mission Tomorrow

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Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for students. The event will be held October 27– 28, 2016, at Richmond International Raceway.

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Through an interactive series of activities and discussions with employers, Mission Tomorrow will encourage students to explore career interests and in-demand jobs from 100+ businesses in our region.

Students also will gain a better understanding of what it means to be prepared for a job and be exposed to various planning resources such as “Invest in What’s Next,” the “Virginia Education Wizard,” & and career and technical education resources within their localities.

Participation

About 12,000 public school 8th graders in all eight localities within the region (Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Richmond and Powhatan) are expected to participate. Eighth grade is a critical year for students as they are deciding on coursework pathways for the remainder of their high school years and beyond.

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Ways for businesses and organizations to get involved:

Exhibit Your Skills

We still need businesses and organizations to exhibit through interactive activities that will show students something intriguing about careers in a particular field.

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Volunteer during Mission Tomorrow

Volunteers are needed for set up and the day of the event. If your company expresses interest in volunteering, Mission Tomorrow’s volunteer coordinator will follow up regarding available opportunities and scheduling.

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Still Accepting Sponsors

Sponsors are needed to ensure that we can provide the best experience for all stakeholders.

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The event’s success hinges on the participation and enthusiasm of local businesses.

The region’s future depends on its future workforce. Mission Tomorrow puts your industry and the skills required for it on the radar of tomorrow’s workforce. This event is designed to introduce the next generation of the local workforce to a variety of career opportunities available in the region through interactive and engaging activities.

We still NEED Exhibitors!

We are looking for interactive exhibits that can capture students’ attention about a career in a particular field. If you would like to show and talk about careers in your field, we need your involvement to excite your future workforce. If you have a colleague, friend, and/or neighbor who you think should participate, ask them to join us.

Exhibitor spaces are offered free of charge to any business interested in participating; however, there may be fees associated with certain technical needs, such as Wifi.

We are excited to host this wonderful career exploration event for the 12,000+ public school 8th grade students throughout RVA and could not do it without your participation. Together, we are making a difference and for that, we sincerely thank you!

The deadline for registering to exhibit has passed.  If you would still like to exhibit, please contact us at missiontomorrow@chamberrva.com, and we will try to accommodate you.

Exhibitors Already Registered

Questions?

Contact John Easter at john.easter@chamberrva.com or (804) 783-9321.

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Through an interactive series of activities and discussions with employers, Mission Tomorrow will open the door of possibilities as students explore career interests and in-demand jobs from 100+ businesses in our region.

On October 27 or 28, 2016, public school 8th grade students will have the opportunity to attend the Mission Tomorrow event at Richmond International Raceway. At the event, about 100 Richmond region businesses will have booths with interactive activities designed to introduce students to the wide range of careers available in the Richmond region.  This information will be helpful to the students in making informed decisions about their futures.

You may wonder why an eighth grader needs to be thinking about future careers now.  The answer is that the course choices that a student makes going into his/her freshman year of high school can impact the career pathways available in the future.  Starting to about things a student likes doing and is good at is a good way to start the discussion about future careers.

Student Career Guide

After the event, we will send you a Student Career Guide that includes examples of the wide range of careers that are available in our area.  These include a variety of jobs, with good salaries, and a range of educational requirements.  Our schools can provide a range of pathways for students to progress towards future careers. We hope students and parents will use this event and these materials to discuss future careers and educational opportunities.

Additional Resources

ENGAGE • INFORM • INSPIRE

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and/or recruiting volunteers for Mission Tomorrow.

Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for middle school students. The event will be held October 27– 28, 2016 at Richmond International Raceway. This event is an interactive series of activities and discussions with employers that encourages students to think about their future by exploring their career interests and in-demand jobs.

Volunteer opportunities include setup on October 26 and then two days of event support and breakdown.  Please direct your volunteers to view the full list of volunteer opportunities and to sign up through this SignupGenius link.

Volunteers should attend dial-in training on either Monday, October 24 at noon or on Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.  An email will be sent to volunteers with training information one week prior to the event.  Breakfast will be provided for morning volunteers and lunch for the afternoon volunteers. Please contact me with any questions.  I look forward to volunteering with everyone to support our youth.

Sincerely,

Linda Hall
Mission Tomorrow Volunteer Coordinator

The event’s success hinges on the participation and enthusiasm of local businesses.

The region’s future depends on its future workforce. Mission Tomorrow puts your industry and the skills required for it on the radar of tomorrow’s workforce. This event is designed to introduce the next generation of the local workforce to a variety of career opportunities available in the region through interactive and engaging activities.

Still Accepting Sponsors

Sponsors are needed to ensure that we can provide the best experience for all stakeholders. Please see the chart below for details on the various levels of sponsorship opportunities.

Questions?

Contact John Easter at john.easter@chamberrva.com or (804) 783-9321.

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Photos from the event

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