2020 Virtual Tri-State MakerFest

Great River Economic Development Foundation along with partners on the Adams County Works Teams present the 2020 Virtual MakerFest. Students and job seekers learn about both local educational and career opportunities in the Tri-State Region.

Hear a Q&A with area employers and see an example of entering into a non-traditional role.

  • Participating Businesses and Organizations Include:
  • West Central Building Trades
  • Titan International | Titan & Goodyear Farm Tires
  • Quincy University
  • Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center
  • Phibro Animal Health
  • Knapheide
  • John Wood Community College
  • Dot Foods | Dot Foods Careers
  • Blessing Health System | Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Adams Fiber | Adams Telephone Co-Operative

Opportunities in southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri and west central Illinois.

Full Virtual Event Playlist + Q&A

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

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

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Participating Businesses & Organizations

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Craig Industries
Dot Foods | Dot Foods Careers
Hollister Whitney Elevator Corp
Knapheide Manufacturing | Knapheide Truck Equipment
Manchester Tank & Equipment Company
Operating Engineers Local 965
Peoria Area Electrical JATC
Phibro Animal Health
Local Union 25 Plumbers and Pipefitters
Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center
Quincy University
Sparks Maintenance Contracting
Titan International | Goodyear Farm Tires
Workforce Innovation Board

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,

Registration is Closed | Contact: Angela Caldwell – CaldwellA@gredf.org

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