Mission Tomorrow

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Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s interactive career exploration event for students. The event will be held October 18-19, 2018 at the Richmond Raceway.

Check out the 2018 Exhibitors:
As of 8/14/18

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. – SPONSOR
Avencion Group
BES Studios – SPONSOR
Capital Region Collaborative
CarMax – SPONSOR
Chesterfield County Government
Chesterfield County CTE – Mechatronics, Occupational/Physical Therapy/Firefighting/Homeland Security
Chesterfield Fire & EMS
Chick-fil-A
Clocktower Realty Group
Colonial Webb – SPONSOR
Community College Workforce Alliance
DPR Construction
Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services
Dominion Energy – SPONSOR
Dominion Customer Service
Dominion Energy IT Innovation
Dominion Nuclear (Augmented Reality)
Dream It. Do It. Virginia/Virginia Manufacturers Association
Eagle Fire, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond – COMMUNITY PARTNER
Fire Solutions – SPONSOR
Fiscal Fitness Financial Services, Inc.
GRTC Transit System
HCPS ACE Centers
Haley Buick GMC Midlothian
HandsOn Greater Richmond – SPONSOR
Hanover County Emergency Communications
Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Hanover Fire & EMS
Henrico County Police
Henrico County Public Schools ACE Centers
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts – SPONSOR
Hourigan  Construction
iFinancial by Tierra
Independent Container Line
Indie Labs
KeithFabry – SPONSOR
Launch Trampoline Park Richmond
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Niagara Bottling
Patient First
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare – SPONSOR
Proxios
Reynolds Community College
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Richmond Marriott
Richmond National Battlefield Park National Park Service
Richmond Raceway – SPONSOR
Richmond Region Tourism
TRANE
Tutor Doctor
VCU Health System
VDOT – SPONSOR
Village Bank
Virginia Alcoholic Beverages & Control Board
Virginia Department of Aviation
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Registered Apprenticeship
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) – SPONSOR
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
Virginia Society of CPAs
Virginia State Police
Virginia State University
WTVR CBS 6
White Lodging
Work for Water
WWBT NBC12

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

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 140 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 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.

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 140+ businesses in our region.

On October 18 & 19, 2018, public school 8th grade students will have the opportunity to attend the Mission Tomorrow event at the Richmond Raceway Complex. At the event, 140+ 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.

ENGAGE • INFORM • INSPIRE

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

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.

Interested in Getting Involved?

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

Many thanks to all of the businesses who are planning to have an interactive presence in this year’s event. Your commitment in helping to shape our future workforce is important to our region and greatly appreciated. We could not do it without you.

As we plan for October 18 and 19 we would like to provide several important details below:

  • SET-UP is Noon – 6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17. 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).
  • Event Days: Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Event Times: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm on both days.
  • We ask you to report to the front entrance (foyer) area of the Exhibition Hall (largest building) at 8:30 am on Thursday, October 18 for a quick welcome and exhibitor orientation.
  • Exhibitors are assigned to a particular ZONE and each zone will have 15 to 30 exhibitors. There will be a total of 5 zones.
  • 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 only 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 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!

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

Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s interactive career exploration event specifically for middle school students. The event will be held October 18-19, 2018 at Richmond 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 two days of event support with many roles and shifts available. 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,
Gail Cavallaro
Mission Tomorrow Volunteer Coordinator
gcavallaro@handsonrva.org

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 a critical part of Mission Tomorrow. Support from the business community helps us 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.

Have Questions? Let us help.

Contact: Chrystal Neal at chrystal.neal@chamberrva.com – (804) 783-9310, 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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