2019 Tri-State MakerFest

 What to see

Employer exhibits accepting applications and resumes

Tech demonstrations showcasing company innovations

Equipment & video presentations

Interactive displays

Wednesday, October 2

Oakley Lindsay Center | 300 Civic Center Plaza | Quincy, IL

Wednesday, October 2 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

9:00 AM | Student Open House
1:30 PM | Open to the Public

Join us for the next Tri-State MakerFest

Celebrating Manufacturing, Logistics & Skilled Trades + S.T.E.A.M. Competition

  • Student Open House: Students from regional high schools visit with businesses and learn about future opportunities
  • S.T.E.A.M Competition | Sponsored by Ameren Illinois
    • Part 1 – S.T.E.A.M. bridge building competition where guests vote on aesthetics.
    • Part 2 – S.T.E.A.M. bridge will be tested

Participating school classes & their engineer coach TBA

See employer exhibits accepting applications & resumes, tech demonstrations showcasing company innovations, equipment & video presentations and interactive displays.

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Participating Businesses & Organizations

Blessing Rieman College of Nursing & Health Science

Dot Foods, Inc.


John Wood Community College

Knapheide Manufacturing Company

Manchester Tank and Equipment

Peoria Area Electrical JATC

Quincy Area Vocational and Technical Center

Quincy University

Sparks Maintenance

Workforce Innovation Board of Western Illinois

Business Participation

We are seeking businesses to participate in the Tri-State MakerFest.

Showcase your business and different opportunities to students and area job seekers. Businesses are encouraged to provide a demonstration, or interactive display to promote and educate the public on your industry and expertise.

– Set up a tech demonstration to showcase your company’s innovations,
– Set up a display of equipment, robotics or video presentation,
– Present something interactive,
– Staff and employer exhibit for students & job seekers. Here you can promote available opportunities, discuss skills needed, take applications and/or accept resumes,

SIGN UP | Contact: Angela Caldwell – CaldwellA@gredf.org | Business Participation Form

Sponsored By

Media Sponsors


S.T.E.A.M. Competition Sponsor


Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College, Workforce Innovation Board of Western IL, West Central Region Education for Employment System #240 / QAVTC.

See what happened previous years!

2018 Tri-State MakerFest

2017 Tri-State MakerFest