Vandalia CUSD 203 Approved to Issue Endorsements

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 […]

1,100+ Rockford Students Participate in Job Shadows

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 […]

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 […]

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.