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.
In cooperation with the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS), around 450 students from over a dozen area schools attended a “Future Educators Conference” at Harper College in Palatine Wednesday, Jan. 25.
5,000 students in the Greater Peoria area are attending the CareerSpark You’re Hired, a multi-industry career hiring fair event which launched virtually February 2, 2023 and will continue through June 19, 2023. This on-demand expo for high school students provides numerous exhibits showcasing our region’s diverse companies in healthcare, manufacturing, business, agriculture and more.
This year, 56 students are participating, with 20 employers hosting students, doubling the participation from last year for both students and employers.
The Aurora Regional Chamber is implementing the Career Accelerator Grant program, which has supported over 50 community college students with funds for books, course materials, gas cards, and other resources.