727 Students from Leadership Communities Receive College and Career Pathway Endorsements

Congratulations to all the school districts who awarded College and Career Pathway Endorsements to 1,072 students in the Class of 2023. We’re thrilled to share that 727 of those students are from nine of our Success Network Leadership Communities: Aurora Regional Pathways, Black Hawk Region Pathways, Boone County, Greater Peoria Pathways, Lake County, McLean County, […]

Manufacturing Apprentice Presents to Arlington Heights Economic Alliance

Manufacturing apprentice Emily Sohn from Hersey High School, staff, and community partners presented at the Arlington Heights Economic Alliance meeting in September. They shared information on D214’s career pathways and apprenticeship programs, and learned about ways to expand the programs into the Arlington Heights manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is a prioritized focus area for the Northwest […]

Lake County Named Career Z Challenge Semi-Finalist, Hosts Manufacturing Camp for Middle Schoolers

Career Z Challenge Semi-Finalists Have Been Selected & Lake County Is One of Them! Schools, non-profit organizations, and local educational agencies in urban and rural communities across 35 states submitted entries to the Career Z Challenge. Entrant proposals described their plans to engage collaborative and sustainable work-based learning (WBL)¬†ecosystems to provide students with interconnected and […]

Evanston Places 35 Summer Interns

The Evanston Township High School (ETHS) iKit Summer Internship Program places graduating seniors with local employers in ten-week paid internships related to their career interests. This past summer, 28 graduating ETHS seniors and six rising seniors were placed with local employers in several pathways. Of this total, 17 graduates and all six rising seniors were […]

City of Moline Employs High School Interns

Moline High School students were recognized at a city council meeting for participating in a summer internship program with the City of Moline. Students worked in finance, human resources, and public works for four to six weeks this summer. Students will now be invited back to continue with the internship next summer after graduation and […]