MORE Innovates Initiatives to Better Prepare Students

The MORE collaborative is working on several initiatives designed to ensure that students are well-prepared for life after high school: Certificate of Employability Workshop The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee organizes and implements the Certificate of Employability six-session workshop. This initiative is an example of bridging the gap between students and employers. […]

Peoria Regional Workforce Alliance Hosts Summer Retreat

The Peoria Regional Workforce Alliance hosted its summer retreat on June 12. They had a keynote address from representatives from the Vienna School District, who discussed lessons learned in implementing the Postsecondary and Career Expectations Framework, and a business panel comprised of representatives from the banking/finance, construction, IT, and healthcare sectors addressed key questions about workforce […]

Evanston iKit Summer Internship in Its 4th Year

The Evanston Township High School (ETHS) iKit Summer Internship Program has begun its fourth year. The program places graduating seniors with local employers in ten-week paid internships related to their career interests. This year the program continues to grow and has been expanded to include rising seniors who completed the recent Spring Job Shadow Program […]

Policy Committee Meeting: June 6, 2023

The Policy Committee meeting on June 6, 2023, included a Leadership Community spotlight on Vermillion County, with EFE 400/College Express Director Nick Chatterton presenting on dual credit partnerships, plus an introduction to the new Success Network dashboard. >> Download the presentation

Student Advisory Council: Spring 2023 Meeting

SAC members discussed their ideas about what works best for advising and ways they have advocated for change at their schools. The departing seniors then shared advice with returning SAC members on navigating high school.

Career Expo to Launch in Vermilion County

On April 28, Vermilion Advantage and DACC will host the first annual Career Expo at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville. The event will feature a host of employers from all career clusters.