2017 Academy Expo: Call for Industry Experts (booth hosts) Registration Deadline EXTENDED: August 18, 2017
Alignment Rockford invites you to host a booth at the 2017 Academy Expo at no charge, to meet with 9th grade Rockford Public School students and discuss your career with them. This will help 9th grade students make an informed decision on their College and Career Academy selection for 10th grade. You must provide a hands-on activity in which students can participate. Equipment and props are welcome and encouraged. Some past props include live animals, a tree, medical equipment, hydraulic lift, a semi truck, chemical experiments, ambulance and fire truck, police cars, banking/teller station/ATM, jet engine, and more.

Set up will take place at Indoor Sports Center at MercyHealth Sportscore 2, 8800 E. Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111, on Tuesday, October 3rd between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Large equipment set up will take place in the morning of the 3rd (Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to bring large equipment.) The event takes place at approximately 8:00am to 3:15pm on Wednesday, October 4th. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Additionally, you will be provided one approximate 10' x 10' booth, table, tablecloth and two chairs. It is highly recommended that at least two people staff the Expo.

Email address *
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A meeting will be held at the Indoor Sports Center at MercyHealth Sportscore 2, 8800 E. Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111 on Wednesday Sept 6, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 AM OR 4:00 to 5:30 PM. (A calendar invite will be sent to the email addresses provided.)
Name(s) *
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Company *
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Email address(es) *
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Phone number(s) *
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Which orientation meeting will you attend on Wednesday, September 6th, at MercyHealth Sportscore 2? *
Career Demonstration Information
How many booths/careers will your organization be demonstrating? *One career per booth. *
*This question refers to the number of careers/booths being demonstrated by your organization. This question is NOT referring to individual booth space (see next question.) Please ensure that you have additional members to staff each of the booths you register to host.
Will you require extra space for your booth(s)? (Each booth is approximately 10' x 10')? *
*This question refers to the 10 x 10 booth space for each career booth being demonstrated. This question is NOT inquiring as to the number of career booths you are demonstrating.
If extra booth space is needed please describe size requirements for all of your booths in the space below.
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Please provide the title(s) of the career(s) you intend to showcase at the 2017 Academy Expo using the exact words that you would like displayed as signage at the booth (no more than 5 words) *
Example: "Social Worker," "Civil Engineer," "Nurse." Please do NOT enter the organization name here- career title(s) only. One career per booth.
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Please describe your career-related, hands-on activity: *
Students will have less than 10 minutes at each booth. Hands-on activities should be no more than 6 minutes to allow time for Q&A
Please choose which career pathway(s) fit the career(s) you are demonstrating
Booths will be divided up by Academies (4 sections) at the Expo
BAMIT ACADEMY (Business, Arts, Modern World Languages and IT)
EMITT ACADEMY (Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Trades and Technology)
HPS ACADEMY (Human and Public Services)
HS ACADEMY (Health Sciences)
Booth Setup Information
Each booth area will be furnished with a table, 2 chairs, WiFi access, and space to accommodate students within the booth (chairs for students are not included unless requested here.) Please identify any special set-up needs (building access, large equipment displays, vehicles, extra chairs, large data transmission needs, etc.)
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Will you need electrical access to 110v? *
If other than 110v please specify in OTHER
Additional Details
Approximately 2,000 freshman students will attend the event from the Rockford Public Schools' five high schools.

During the Academy Expo students will practice introducing themselves to Industry Experts and asking questions about the specific career being demonstrated. These questions might include:

Why did the Industry Expert choose this career?
Describe the work experience/typical day.
What qualifications are needed for a specific position?

Industry experts are not allowed to give students anything, including but not limited to: paper/brochures, giveaways, and promotional items. If needed, Alignment Rockford staff will work with you to help develop a hands-on demonstration of your career.

Certificate of Insurance (New this year). The Rockford Park District requires proof of insurance from vendors. A certificate of insurance (COI) is a document that demonstrates evidence of an insurance policy. The vendors participating in the Academy EXPO are required to have a certificate of insurance on file naming the Rockford Park District (401 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61101), RPS 205 (501 7th Street, Rockford, IL 61104) and Alignment Rockford (815 N Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103) as additional insured. Most vendors who will be at this event will be considered as providing low risk services. The Certificate of insurance would verify that the Vendor has general liability and bodily injury insurance in amounts of $1 million for each person and each occurrence, and property damage insurance in amounts of $1 million for each occurrence and aggregate total. For those representing a company, most companies will be able to provide the COI. If the vendor does not represent a larger company, the Park District personnel can assist with securing the COI. *
Please be aware that the Indoor Sports Center at MercyHealth Sportscore 2 has new AstroTurf - some demonstrations may be restricted or located off the AstroTurf. *
May we contact you with information about being a financial sponsor of the 2017 Academy Expo? *
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