SUMMER COUNSELOR INSTITUTE
The Summer Counselor Institute provides opportunities for VALEES high school counselors to tour a wide variety of businesses and gain valuable insights regarding business operations and career pathways. Businesses visited during this two-day event include:
2021 – MTH Pumps (Plano), College of DuPage Graphic Design, and Waubonsee Community College Plano Campus Innovation and Design Center
2019 – Phoenix Closures (Naperville), Freudenberg (Aurora), ComEd Training Facility (Rockford), Bright Farms (Rochelle)
2018 – Smith & Richardson (Geneva); Michel’s (Montgomery), Amazon Distribution Center (Romeoville)
2017 – Black Line Consulting, Oswego Animal Hospital, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts Campus, Operators Local 150
2016 – Monsanto, Aurora Municipal Airport (Simply Fly), RC Romine Advertising and Marketing, Paramount Theatre.
2015 – Professional Manufacturers Representatives, Oswego; FiberFin, Yorkville; Customs and Border Protection, O’Hare; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont.
2014 – Cinespace Chicago Film Studio, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics, NALCO/Ecolab, and Nicor.
2013 – Bridgeport Arts Center, Hyundai Motor Training Center, and Fox Metro Water Reclamation District.
2012 – Chicago Botanic Garden, Fabric Images, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Tribeca Flashpoint Digital Media Academy.
2011 – Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago Portfolio School; Focus Optical, Aurora; Burgess Norton Manufacturing, Geneva.
2010 – Nestle, Inc. logistics in DeKalb; Upstaging lighting in Sycamore; Aurora Police Station; Met-L-Flo direct manufacturing and rapid prototyping in Sugar Grove
2009 – Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora; Plano Molding; Fermi Lab in Batavia; FONA International flavor development and applied food science in Geneva
2008 – Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles; Bison Gear manufacturing in St. Charles; BFC Corp. printing, Batavia; Bruce Harris Associates geodatabase design in Batavia