Rock Valley College

Technology Education and Careers on Display at RVC Tech Expo

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Event Contact: Chuck Konkol

Rock Valley College will provide a glimpse at the future of technology education and careers at a Tech Expo event on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).

Four local business leaders will talk about the skills required to work in their unique environments and give advice on the importance of taking the right courses while taking advantage of internships as a student at Rock Valley College. In addition, discover what skills over a dozen local companies are looking for and learn about the courses Rock Valley College offers where students will learn those required skills.

Sasha Ariel Alston, @TheStemQueen, will be the special guest speaker at this year’s Tech Expo. Sasha is an author, tech activist and speaker. She is a 19 year-old college student who recently published the book Sasha Savvy Loves to Code. Sasha has appeared on multiple top news sites and talk shows and encourages young women to code.

Sasha has been recognized for her outstanding efforts to raise awareness regarding STEM’s lack of diversity. She is the proud recipient of the prestigious Imani Award and the Prize for Achievement from the Kurt Giessler Foundation. She has also been featured is several publications from around the world, including the United States, France, Japan, Kenya, and the Philippines. Sasha empowers and inspires all to pursue coding, especially young women.

Additional guest speakers will include Sam Basile, Senior Technical Project Manager at Trekk; Andrea Stimes, Talent Acquisition Manager at Ticomix, Inc.; and Joseph Granneman, CEO of

This is event is free and open to the community. To RSVP or to learn more go to

Sasha Ariel Alston