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2018 Advanced Technology Camps, Academies and Workshops

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Academies, Adventures and Camps introduce participants to the manufacturing design process in a fun and interactive format. These programs are an innovative way to educate students, parents and teachers about manufacturing careers. A variety of activities structure each day, and may include tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is often built into the academy or camp, where participants are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment, with the assistance, knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines.

Academies are designed for adults and/or students who meet certain eligibility requirements.

The 1-day STEM Career Adventure is designed for middle and high school students.

Camps are designed for students who are still in high school.

Workshops are for Manufacturing Job Seekers.

DIDIVA Advanced Technology Academy, Camp and Adventure Highlights:
Hands-on experience with manufacturing and engineering technologies.
An in-depth view of applied technologies in manufacturing.
An understanding of what it takes to make a product and grow a business
A friendly competition with other students in designing, building, and running a manufacturing system.
An opportunnity to learn from engineers and technical experts.
An opportunity to observe robotics and automation at work.


For more specific information, click on a link below:

2018 Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Camps/Academies Information and Registration

Check back, as we will be adding more dates and locations through out the year!


Upcoming Academies:

August 6-9-- New Horizons, Hampton

August 16-17-- Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton 



February 26-28-- SVAM Center of Excellence, Abingdon

June 4-8-- Valley Career and Technical Center, Fishersville

June 4-9-- Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center, South Hill

June 10-15-- Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center, Fishersville

June 11-15-- Lake Country Workforce Center, South Hill

June 25-29-- Southern Virginia High Education Center, South Boston

June 25-29-- Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Richmond


1-Day STEM Career Adventure:

May 3-- ITAC (Industrial TurnAround Corporation), Chester



July 18-21-- ITAC (Industrial TurnAround Corporation), Chester

July 25-28-- STIHL Incorporated, Virginia Beach

July 30- August 1-- Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg

July 30-August 3-- Osbourn High School, Manassas

August 1-4-- Park 500, Chester


Employability and Career Development Workshops:

April 18-- New College Institute, Martinsville