Tech Tour

Celebrating our 15th Year!

Tech Tour 2018 - A Great Success!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 was an amazing day for all that attended. We want to thank...

  • the Sponsors for making all of it possible,
  • the Tour Host Companies for allowing students to visit their businesses and taking the time to inspire our future leaders,
  • the Students for being excited about learning what's available in Charlottesville, 
  • the Tour Guides for traveling with our students and making everyone feel welcome,
  • the Volunteers for helping with lunches, directing students and busses, and all the other little things that need to happen during the day!

For those of you who missed it this year...

The CBIC Tech Tour is an annual local event to introduce area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region.

Students representing approximately 22 regional schools will spend the day traveling to over 50 selected companies

  • for hands-on visits
  • to meet employees
  • and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations.

This technology tour exposes students to the challenging and diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. The tour is designed to help them envision themselves as technology employees, professionals and entrepreneurs in the next wave of tech advancements in our area.

We had an outstanding group of sponsors last year, representing organizations that understand the importance of STEM education to building the technology workforce!  A complete list of participating companies can be found on our interactive Tech Tour Map!



created by Alleyway Consulting, LLC 

If you would like to get involved with the 2019 Tech Tour or need more information about this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tech Tour Scholarship

Every year, through the generosity of sponsors, CBIC awards two scholarships in the amount of $2500 each to students selected through the application process. Applications are open to junior and senior students that plan to pursue education beyond high school in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and have attended at least one tech tour.



Applications are open now through January 31, 2019.

2018 Tech Tour Committee

Here is your 2018 Tech Tour Committee. Let us know if you want to be a part of this amazing team!


Kim Wilkens

K-8 CS Program Coordinator, St. Anne’s-Belfield School 

Sponsor Recruiter

Tracey Greene

CBIC's Executive Director

School Liaison Adam Kuchta

PVCC Engineering Program, Opening Program & Lunch

Andrew Renshaw

Coordinator of DE & Off-Campus Programs, PVCC

PVCC Space Liaison

Miriam Rushfinn

Program Manager, Youth & Educational Symposia, PVCC

CCS Liaison

Christine Scott

Charlottesville High School

Backup CCS Liaison Anne Ernst

Jon Moriarty

Growth Manager, Welld Health

Tour Guide Recruiter

Trae Turner

Marketing Director, Geezeo

Company Recruiter Chris Florez
Company Recruiter

Jason Ness

Business Development Manager, City of Charlottesville

Company & Sponsorship Recruiter  Lily Garcia Walton
Company Recruiter & Website

Jerry Reynolds

Online Learning Coordinator, BRVGS

How Can I Be a Part of Tech Tour 2019?

  • Join the Tech Tour Committee - get behind-the-scenes of the tech tour magic, make connections across the local tech scene and inspire the next generation in tech!
  • Showcase your company as a Tour Venue - being a host involves providing a one-hour inspiring tour of your organization and explaining the role technology plays in your work to a group of 10-15 students.
  • Be a Tour Guide - ride along with a student tour group and help them get the most out of their tech tour.
  • Become a Tech Tour Sponsor - support this amazing day plus the opportunity for 2 participants to earn scholarships toward their future STEM education.
  • Participate - The tour is open to 7th through 12th grade students. Students sign-up to attend through their school’s Technology Specialist or Career Counselor

Be a Tech Tour Guide

CBIC's annual Tech Tour is all about igniting local students' interest in technology-related careers and showing the variety of opportunities available in our community to pursue their passions. Being a tour guide means getting a behind-the-scenes tour of 2 local tech companies or organizations along with 10-15 middle or high school students and their school chaperone.

Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to help keep the tours flowing smoothly - plus you may just get to hang out with the next Megan Smith or Bill Gates! Click below to send us your info:

  Yes! I'd like to be a Tour Guide!  

Tech Tour Sponsorship Packages

CBIC Tech Tour is excited to offer the following underwriting opportunities to local companies who want to partner with us in providing this experience to local students. Companies that are not able to host or provide tours often help by sponsoring to ensure that the local community still has the chance to benefit from this innovative opportunity for our young entrepreneurs.

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Tech Tour Sponsors

  • Custom Ink
  • Mikro Systems
  • Explore Learning
  • Ting
  • Albemarle County Economic Development
  • WillowTree
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Neoventus
  • Afton Scientific
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  •  City of Charlottesville