2022 Work-Based Learning in Evanston

MEAC, in partnership with Evanston Township High School (ETHS) is currently recruiting students and employers for the iKit Spring Job Shadow Program and the iKit Summer Internship Program. Thirty students have applied for both programs and have expressed interest in the healthcare and manufacturing pathways. Ten employers are participating and the ETHS Foundation is fully underwriting the spring program. 

Career Options Day at ETHS took place on March 16 with 25 employers participating. Teachers brought students from selected classes from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the goal was to introduce students to local employers to learn about career pathway opportunities.

The after-school program to introduce students to careers in the trades is also in full swing. This is a weekly program that runs for 18 weeks. Representatives from various trades and contractors visit ETHS and talk about their careers, their work and provide simple hands-on experiences. This program is funded by Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse with a grant from Evanston Cradle-to-Career.

More Updates

Student Advisory Council: Winter 2023 Meeting

SAC members provided thoughtful insights on their course selection and advising experiences, plus shared their perspectives on high school graduation, college enrollment, and community college remediation data from the Illinois School Report Card.

2022 In Review

In 2022, the Success Network expanded its reach and impact through thoughtful convenings, engagement with students, new supports and funding opportunities for Leadership Communities, and the launch of a new policy committee.

Agriculture Career Expo Held in Vandalia

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter in Vandalia hosted a Career Expo on November 10. They had 17 booths at the fair and discussed various career