High Tech FutureCareers EXPO

The Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN), Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the National Academy Foundation (NAF) announces the First Annual High Tech FutureCareers Expo. Join us on November 21, 2002 at the San Francisco Marriott Convention Center for the Bay Area's largest event for students, educators and businesses promoting learning and career exploration in the high tech industry.

The Expo
The High Tech FutureCareers Expo will promote industry knowledge, engaging school curriculum and connections to the workplace, and understanding of skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the high tech industry. It is an opportunity for 1,200 high school and college students and teachers to network and learn from professionals in the field and for companies to connect to their future workforce--all in a fun, exciting atmosphere.

The day includes:

  • Keynote address from a senior industry executive
  • Workshops led by industry trainers that emphasize "lifelong learning" needed in the industry
  • Career panels of industry professionals sharing their experiences and answering questions
  • Power lunch with students networking with industry participants
  • Industry recruitment fair for high school graduates and interns, as well as programs to hire and provide educational assistance to college students
  • College recruitment fair for leading Bay Area colleges and universities
  • Professional development and networking opportunities for educators


  • Learn about the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in the high tech industry
  • Network with leading professionals
  • Join workshops and panels with high tech professionals where you can ask the hard questions about how to begin planning for your college and professional careers
  • Interact with professionals in this high-growth industry at the career fair--explore jobs and internships currently available at leading companies, circulate your resume and practice your networking skills


  • Make key industry contacts for classroom speakers and work-based learning opportunities at leading high tech companies
  • Participate in professional development sessions on creating engaging high tech curriculum, real-life projects and High Tech Career Academies and Pathways at your school
  • Engage in workshops that mirror trainings provided to members of high tech organizations on HR issues of leadership and diversity, new product and services briefings, and technology training

Industry Partners

  • Connect directly to your future workforce, early on and with high impact
  • Raise the industry knowledge of not only students, but the teachers who will be training your future workforce
  • Gain positive brand exposure among potential consumers and employees, and the public at large
  • Capitalize on recruitment opportunities for current openings and awareness building for college and graduate school recruiting

A look at past FutureCareers Expos . . .
Financial Services
Health & Bioscience