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June 1,  2018
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Invest Local by SCCF (6/7)
Explore Maker City Camp for Ages 8+ (6/18 - 6/22)
Summer STEAM Works: 3D Design & Printing for Ages 11-15 (6/19 - 6/21)
8-Week Business Planning Course (starting 6/20)
The Junior Academy | STEM Program for Students (application deadline June 30)
SAVE THE DATE: Valley TechCon (9/28)
Welcome New SVTC Member: Millen, White, Zelano, and Branigan, P.C.
Highlighting Renewing Level I Member: Staunton City Schools
Job Opening | Software Engineer, Jenzabar in Harrisonburg
Job Opening | Director of Information Technology, Lexington City Schools
Job Opening | Technology Support Specialist, City of Harrisonburg IT Department
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Invest Local by SCCF (6/7)

June 7, 2018 | 6 pm - 8 pm | The Golden Pony, Harrisonburg

Invest Local is a chance for local project makers to pitch their ideas to local investors.

Buy local, play local, invest local. The number one reason we've seen folks choose to Invest Local is to support and help build the type of community and economy we want to live in. From small businesses to our next door neighbor, there are many local voices working to build a better community who aren't being fully served by local banks or other financial institutions. Local Investing connects local needs with local resources for a more vibrant, interconnected community.

Explore Maker City Camp for Ages 8+ (6/18 - 6/22)
June 18 - 22, 2018 | 9 am - 12 pm | Explore More Discovery Museum

Children will explore each of the major making stations so they'll gain the skills to become more independent with laser cutting, 3D printing, sewing, electronics, woodworking and more!  Whether they are just beginning or need to update their skills, this camp will familiarize them with all the computer software and equipment available in Maker City. 

NOTE: Many of the classes are full, but you can choose to join the wait list. A few classes, such as the Little Scientists' Lab, are still available.

Summer STEAM Works: 3D Design & Printing
for Ages 11-15 (6/19 - 6/21)
June 19 - 21 2018 | 5pm - 8 pm |  Music Makers, Waynesboro

The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro & BEACON House, Inc. present the Summer STEAMWorks Series with 3D Design & Printing. 

We live in a 3-dimensional world, so it is time we design and print in one as well! In this week-long course, you'll learn the basics of 3D design and the technology used to make your design a reality. Discover how a 3D printer works and print your very own 3D design! For ages 11 to 15 years old.

$85/kid for 3 nights from 5pm to 8pm and only 20 spots available.

8-Week Business Planning Course (starting 6/20)
Begins June 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm | SCCF Office

Join us for 8 weeks of training, support, and inspiration! Bring your business idea and energy - SCCF will provide the rest! Special topics include Legal Structure, Market Research and Marketing Plan, Financials and Pricing, Cash Flow, and Taxes. By the end of the course you will have a solid business plan written, plus all the resources you need to get your business started!

Register for 8-week business planning course

The Junior Academy | STEM Program for Students
(application deadline June 30)


Each year, students ages 13-18 are invited to join The Junior Academy (it is FREE). Successful applicants gain lifelong access to exclusive educational opportunities and a remarkable global STEM network through Launchpad, a virtual collaboration platform.  Students develop advanced research, innovation, and collaboration skills with best-in-class learning resources and leverage these skills to compete in challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies.

The ideal student is an enthusiastic learner and problem solver with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). He or she has a desire to learn more about the universe, and aspires to help address the world's most pressing challenges through research and collaboration.

The program is virtual and open to students anywhere in the world. All participants must have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Note: students must receive a positive endorsement from an educator to participate.

For more information and to apply, visit

Welcome New SVTC Member!

Since 1969, Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C. (MWZB) has provided comprehensive Intellectual Property services to a worldwide clientele, from individual inventors to multi-national corporations. Our services span patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and entertainment law. The MWZB Patent Group also represents a significant number of innovative universities, small corporations and individuals. The MWZB Entertainment group represents major-label artists, guitar legends, independent film producers and App Developers.

Juristat ranked MWZB #3 in top US patent law firms for Chemistry and Chemical engineering.

Highlighting Renewing Level I Member:

We are a school division committed to our students and providing an excellent educational program. Our teachers value the uniqueness of each student and strive to challenge them daily. Teaching engaging lessons rooted in the Standards of Learning augmented by a variety of resources makes every day critical for the achievement for our students.Our division also benefits from a supportive community. Staunton citizens realize the importance of an effective school system and volunteer countless hours in our schools each year. I encourage you to peruse our website to learn more about our school division and each school. If you do not find the information you need, please contact us. Staunton is a wonderful place to live and our schools are an integral part of the rich heritage of our community. Join us in making a difference in the future, one student at a time.


Job Opening: Software Engineer

Jenzabar is looking for a talented and experienced Software Engineer to join our team of passionate people in designing and developing a high quality, end user focused administrative web application for higher education. This individual should be highly proficient with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery and have a passion for web development as well as a keen eye for well-designed UX and UI. The Software Engineer should have solid experience with Responsive Web Design techniques to build interfaces which will adapt to the many devices in which our end users will use to access our application. Solid experience with developing .Net MVC web applications and the .Net framework is highly preferred. If you enjoy working in a team environment to develop an application that will not just let users do their work but help them do their work, then please consider joining the Jenzabar team.

Job Opening: 
Director of Information Technology 

Lexington City Schools | Lexington

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of all server, network, and computing technology for Lexington City Schools and the City of Lexington. This position also assists with networking and server support at the Rockbridge ECC. The position reports to the Superintendent of Lexington City Schools and the City Manager. Given oversight of the city's varied technology infrastructure, the Director of Information Technology must be self - driven, organized, and possess a keen attention to detail. As primary support for faculty, staff, and students, the Director of Information Technology must also be collaborative and committed to customer service. 

Job Opening: 
Technology Support Specialist

City of Harrisonburg IT Department | Harrisonburg
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Do you want to make a difference in the community by partnering with City departments to leverage technology that will effectively serve customers? If so, the City of Harrisonburg's vacant Technology Support Specialist position may be a great fit for you!  Position serves as a technology resource for City personnel and associated users; provides guidance and support in the installation, operation and maintenance of various types of information/communications technology including workstations, peripheral devices, VOIP (Voice over IP) phones, mobile devices and AV equipment.  Position keeps records of service requests and fulfillment; assists in network maintenance at the direction of network administrators; performs related work as required.  Technology Support Specialist work is performed under the supervision of the Systems Analyst.

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