5th Annual Cape Ann Career & College Fair
March 14, 2019 | 5:30-7:30 PM

Cape Ann Career & College Fair

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-Essex and Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High Schools, invites you and your family to join us on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30pm, for Cape Ann’s Fifth Annual “Cape Ann Regional Career and Educational Advancement Fair,” to be held at the Gloucester High School Field House.

1. Why should I attend?
The Chamber’s business leaders have partnered with our area schools to bring 75 colleges and universities to the event, along with more than 50 local business leaders, to help you explore career opportunities and associated educational pathways. Many of the businesses and non-profit organizations will also have internships and community service opportunities.

2. What will I get out of it – how will it help me?
In addition to the advanced education career fields, we will also have industries and opportunities represented that do not require college degrees, including the trades and Armed Forces. College and local business representatives will be there to help in the development of your personal roadmap towards a career on Cape Ann or beyond.

3. What will it cost me?
There is no charge for this event. This fair is sponsored by The Cape Ann Chamber Business & Professional Educators Network: the Business / Education Collaborative. We look forward to having you participate in this unique and exciting event, to help you better understand Cape Ann career opportunities and the various pathways toward a most rewarding career.

CLICK HERE for the Student Invite Letter
CLICK HERE for the Poster

CLICK HERE for the list of participating Colleges
CLICK HERE for the list of participating business representatives

Community Partners


BankGloucesterCape Ann Savings Bank

Cape Ann Chamber Scholarships

Application Deadline – May 1, 2019
The Chamber annually awards five student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for area high school seniors. These include the Michael Costello scholarship, the Sylvester “Red” Deering scholarship, the Rudolph “Rudy” Macchi scholarship and the Patricia Roy scholarship. Funds for these four scholarships are raised from the Chamber’s annual Business / Education Collaborative Golf Tournament, which is held every May at the Bass Rocks Golf Club. The Chamber also administers one $1,000 scholarship in honor of Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman funded through the Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman fund. For more information about Woodman’s scholarships please visit

DOWNLOAD the 2019 Scholarship Criteria  & Application


Get Involved

Are you a business looking to get involved? Are you an educator? Would you like to involve the business community in an upcoming program? Are there upcoming education-related events you’d like to promote through Soundings, our monthly e-magazine? If so, if you are interested in getting involved please contact our office at 978-283-1601 or


The Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship

The Chamber Businesswomen’s Committee has established this scholarship to help Cape Ann area women achieve their continuing education and career goals.

Carolyn O’Connor was the first chairperson of the Businesswomen’s Committee.
This scholarship honors her dedication to and involvement with the Businesswomen
and the Chamber over the years. Organized in 1986, the Businesswomen’s group
is committed to the growth of Cape Ann businesses and the professional development of the Chamber’s women members. In 2005 the group established the scholarship fund to give back to the local community. One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded annually.

We welcome applications from women who are returning to the work force
after an absence or are considering a career change, and who are seeking education or training to further their careers.

Download the 2017 Application