Spotted in the Quad-City Times: Student Advisory Council alumna Aline Niyogusenga, a 2023 graduate of Rock Island High School, is one of 24 student applicants nationwide selected to speak at AVID Summer Institute. Congratulations, Aline! >> Read the article
Vandalia CUSD 203 was thrilled to receive approval from the Illinois State Board of Education to issue College and Career Pathway Endorsements in Human and Public Services (K-12 Education) for the 2022–23 school year to students meeting the requirements of the endorsement. The endorsement simultaneously demonstrates students’ readiness for postsecondary programs and entry-level professional learning […]
Over 1,100 Rockford Public Schools’ 11th-grade students participated in job shadows during the last school year. This is the largest number of students to experience job shadows since the beginning of the College & Career Academies of Rockford began in 2013. Rather than trying to connect with employers on an ad-hoc basis, the work-based learning […]
For the last five years, transitional course development and implementation has been a collaborative effort by the NECSS Power of 15 committee, whose mission is to ensure all students graduate high school with one semester of college credit completed. To date, the NECSS region has had two cohorts of Transitional Math and one cohort of […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Evanston Township High School and the ETHS Foundation have announced plans to build a state-of-the-art health science center, directly supporting health sciences pathway students learn more about their career opportunities while gaining essential skills.
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.
The Illinois Valley Building Trades Career Fair hosted 350 students to learn about apprenticeship and career opportunities.