The event’s success hinges on the participation and enthusiasm of our region’s local businesses and organizations. So come on out and help shape the next generation of our workforce.
The region’s vitality depends on its future workforce. Mission Tomorrow puts your industry and the skills required on the radar of tomorrow’s workforce. This fun event is designed to introduce the next generation of the local workforce to a variety of career opportunities available in the region through interactive engagement with the exhibitors.
Exhibitors receive the following complimentary:
- Exhibit space. Whether it’s a 10’x10′ or larger, we’re happy to provide it to you.
- One (1) 6′ table and it will be topped and skirted for you.
- Two (2) folding chairs placed in your booth.
- A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days (10/23 & 10/24).
- New for 2019 – WIFI is included.
The only cost you may have is if you need access to electric (or hardwired WIFI) and/or if you are in need of additional chairs/tables.
Workshops to help you “Engage the Mind of an 8th Grader”
- Friday, August 23 – 8:00-10:00am at John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus
- Tuesday, September 10 – 3:00-5:00pm at Community College Workforce Development Center, Reynolds Community College (E. Parham Road Campus)
- See David Dombrowski’s presentation on designing your booth
Interested in getting involved? Contact Stephanie Phillips at email@example.com or (804) 783-9350.
Advanced Manufacturing Skilled-Craft Careers
Atlantic Constructors, Inc. – SPONSOR (Build Your Future VA)
Baker Roofing Company (Build Your Future VA)
BES Studios – SPONSOR
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Build Your Future Virginia
CarMax – SPONSOR
Carter Machinery Co Inc. (Build Your Future VA)
Chesterfield County Government
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Civil Air Patrol
CodeRVA Regional High School
ColonialWebb – SPONSOR (Build Your Future VA)
Community College Workforce Alliance – SPONSOR
Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services
Dominion Energy – SPONSOR
DPR Construction – SPONSOR
Draper Aden Associates (ACEC Virginia)
ECPI University School of Health Sciences
EMC Mechanical Services – SPONSOR
Facebook, Inc. – SPONSOR
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Fire Solutions, Inc. – SPONSOR
Gilbane Building Company – SPONSOR
GRACRE (Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate
GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.)
GSK – SPONSOR
Haley Automotive Group – SPONSOR
Hanover County Public Schools
Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Henrico County Police Division
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico County Department of Public Utilities
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts – SPONSOR
Hourigan Construction Corp. (Build Your Future VA)
iFinancial by Tierra
Independent Container Line
Iron Workers Local #28 Apprenticeship
James River Air Conditioning Co. – SPONSOR
Johnson Controls (Build Your Future VA)
John Tyler Comm College – SPONSOR: Nursing, Department of EMS Education, Business Department, Welding, Precision Machinery and Visual & Performing Arts
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia – Collaborator
KeithFabry – SPONSOR
Kings Dominion – SPONSOR
KISS Virtual Services
Koontz Bryant Johnson Williams
Launch Entertainment Destination
M&E Contractors, Inc. (ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors)
Mason & Hanger (ACEC Virginia)
Mrs. Denbigh VA America 2020
Plumbers & Steamfitters LU 10 – SPONSOR
Proxios – SPONSOR
Reynolds Community College – SPONSOR: Information Systems, Automotive Technology, Horticulture, Culinary Arts, Administration of Justice, Business/Finance/Accounting, Robotics, 3D Printing, Respiratory Therapy, Welding, Sign Language Interpreter Education, Architecture/Drafting, Opticianry and Pharmacy Tech
Richmond City Public Schools: Culinary, Pharmacy Tech/Sports Medicine, STEM, Vet Science/Greenhouse, Cosmetology/Barbering, Auto Body/Welding/CTE Programs and Carpentry/Building Management
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Richmond Raceway – SPONSOR
Richmond Region Tourism
The Martin Agency
Tricycle Urban Ag
The STW Group
VCU College of Engineering – SPONSOR
VCU Health System – SPONSOR
VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) – SPONSOR
Virginia ABC Education & Prevention Section
Virginia Association of Insurance Agents
Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists – SPONSOR
Virginia Commonwealth University – School of Education
Virginia Department of Aviation
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
Virginia Retirement System
Virginia Society of CPAs
Virginia State Police
Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction
VPM Productions – Television & Video Production Services
W. M. Jordan Company
WTVR CBS 6
YMCA of Greater Richmond
Many thanks to all of the businesses who are planning to have an interactive presence with Mission Tomorrow. Your commitment in helping to shape our future workforce is important to our RVA Region and greatly appreciated. We could not do it without you.
As we plan for this fall’s event we would like to provide some helpful information below:
The event will be held on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24, 2019
Times: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
SET-UP day will be Noon – 6:00 pm, Tuesday, October 22. Please arrive to the rear of the Exhibition Hall (largest building) at “Exhibitor Check-in” so we can assist you in locating your booth(s).
We ask you to report to the front entrance (foyer) area of the Exhibition Hall (largest building) at 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 23 for a welcome and orientation.
Exhibitors will be assigned to a ZONE and each zone will have approximately 15 to 30 exhibitors. There will be a total of 5 zones throughout all of the exhibition halls.
Students will enter beginning at zone 1 and make their way to zone 5. Students will be in groups of approximately 400 (based on school size) and will spend 15 minutes in each zone. They will make their way to the exhibits that interest them so please do not think that you will have 400 students at one time.
Please do not provide students with any literature, food, beverage, candy, etc. Nothing can be provided to the students
We are excited to provide this wonderful career exploration event for the 12,000+ public school 8th grade students throughout our RVA Region and could not do it without your participation.
Together, we are making a difference and for that, we sincerely thank you!