The Mayor’s Employer Advisory Council (MEAC) and its partners in Evanston have been providing virtual career readiness training resources and training to support seniors from Evanston Township High School who are about to graduate. The career readiness program developed by Youth Job Center (YJC) is aligned with the e-learning class schedule at the school and is conducted virtually by a professional trainer on the YJC staff. The program is publicized at the school by the MEAC Career Partnership Manager, the Postsecondary School Counselor, the Director of the CTE division, and various teachers. Students have to sign up virtually and can substitute the program for a regular class.
SAC members provided thoughtful insights on their course selection and advising experiences, plus shared their perspectives on high school graduation, college enrollment, and community college remediation data from the Illinois School Report Card.