Mission Tomorrow

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Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s interactive career exploration event for students. The event will be held November 1 -2, 2017, at Richmond 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 over 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 need businesses and organizations to exhibit through interactive activities showing 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.

Sign Up To Exhibit!

You need to be a part of this event. Sign up now as an exhibitor!

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 free to any business interested in participating; however, there may be fees associated with certain technical needs, such as Wifi.
Each exhibitor will receive the following complimentary:
– exhibit/booth space (regardless of size needed). Minimum size is 10’x10′
– one (1) standard electrical drop
– one (1) six-foot table (topped and skirted)
– two (2) folding chairs
– lunch for those working your exhibit/booth both days

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!

Exhibitors to date (as of 9/18/17)
ACE Center@Hermitage and ACE Center@Highland Springs
Activate Academic Life Coaching
AGCVA (Associated General Contractors of VA)
Agriberry Farm
Allianz Worldwide Partners
Altria
APICS Richmond
Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
Boleman Law Firm, P.C.
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging
Bridging Communities Governor’s STEM Academy
Candlewood Suites Richmond South
Capital Ale House
CarMax
Cherry Bekaert
Chesterfield County Career & Technical Education (Cosmetology, Medical Assisting, Bio-Technology, Auto-Technology, IT, Occupation/Physical Therapy, Fire Fighting, Homeland Security,
Culinary/Baking, Photography, Dental and HVAC)
Chesterfield County Government
Chesterfield Fire and EMS
Chick-fil-A Center of the Universe & Chick-fil-A Virginia Center Marketplace
City of Richmond – Pine Camp
Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Clocktower Realty Group
CodeRVA Regional High School
ColonialWebb
Community College Workforce Alliance / John Tyler Community College / Reynolds Community College
Croc Society Entertainment Publishing
Dancing by the Word
Department of Labor and Industry
Dominion Energy
Dominion Payroll Services (DPS)
Donley’s
DPR Construction
Draper Aden Associates
Eagle Fire Inc
ECPI University
Engineering for Kids
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Fire Solutions
Gallagher Benefit Services – Human Resources and Compensation Consulting
Goldmine Training Company
Goodwill Staffing Solutions
GRTC Transit System
Haley Buick GMC Midlothian
Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Hanover Fire-EMS
Henrico County Police Division
Hilton Richmond Downtown
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
Hourigan Construction
Imaginology
Indie Labs
James River Air Conditioning Company
James River Transportation
John Tyler Community College
KeithFabry
Lumos Networks
MBP
Mama A’s Bath & Body Products
Management Development Institute
Master at Cleaning, LLC
MedExpress
Merchants Fixture
Metro RVA Teens
National Park Service
Niagara Bottling
Northstar Academy
Patient First
Pfizer Consumer HealthCare
Primerica
Proxios
Reynolds Community College
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Richmond Raceway
Richmond Region Tourism
Richmond Technical Center
Rocket Technology, Inc. – STEMgeo Division
Rolls-Royce Crosspointe
SMG
Science Museum of Virginia
The Community Foundation
The Davey Tree Expert Company
The eMagine-Nation Foundation
The McShin Foundation
TradeCrews
TRANE
Tutor Doctor Midlothian-Chesterfield
VCU Engineering Sorority – Phi Sigma Rho Omega Chapter
VCU Health
VCU Health Sciences Pipeline
VCU School of Engineering
Village Bank
Virginia Community College System
Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Department of Aviation
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Registered Apprenticeship
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
Virginia State University
Virginia Work for Water Committee
WTVR CBS 6
WWBT and WUPV
YMCA of Greater Richmond

Sign Up To Exhibit!

Questions?

Contact Stephanie Phillips at stephanie.phillips@chamberrva.com or (804) 783-9350.

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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 November 1 and 2, 2017, 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.

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 November 1 – 2, 2017 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 31 and then two days of event support and breakdown.  Volunteers will complete training in advance and will receive on-site instruction prior to their specific shift.

Please reach out to me with any questions and I look forward to volunteering with everyone to support our youth.

Sincerely,

Trammel Beckman
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: Eric Harris at eric.harris@chamberrva.com – (804) 783-9312, John Easter at john.easter@chamberrva.com or (804) 783-9321 or Stephanie Phillips at stephanie.phillips@chamberrva.com – (804) 783-9350

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Photos from the event

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