Meet the seven new members of the Success Network’s Student Advisory Council.
Meet the seven new members of the Success Network’s Student Advisory Council.
Congratulations to all the school districts who awarded College and Career Pathway Endorsements to 596 students in the Class of 2022. We’re thrilled to share that more than 500 of those students are from our Success Network Leadership Communities.
ACCELERATING EQUITABLE SUCCESS MARCH 8, 2023 Celebrating our tenth anniversary, join us to be equipped and inspiredto advance equitable postsecondary attainment across Illinois. The 2023
To support and inform students, educators, and other stakeholders in their region about college and career pathways, over the last few months, ROE 47 and their partners at MORE have developed several new tools.
The ASPIRE program is inspiring students to explore health care careers, through robust learning opportunities and partnerships with local organizations.
In the 2022–23 school year, NECSS offered the highest number of College and Career Pathway Endorsements, which demonstrate that a student is ready to pursue higher education or enter an in-demand career field.
The partners in Vermilion County are preparing to launch Manufacturing Month in October. The group is also launching the Skyepack Advantage program.
Illinois Central College, Bradley University, and Eureka College, along with 40 community partners, will receive once-in-a-generation funding of nearly $15 million to develop 1,000 skilled IT employees over the next three years.
The NECSS region issued 448 College and Career Pathway Endorsements to the Class of 2022, Barrington improves its work-based learning offerings, and D214’s educator prep program is featured on NBC Chicago.
How high schools, community colleges, and employers are collaborating to provide opportunities for students plus Sauk Valley Community College receives new funding to support healthcare workforce development and sees strong enrollment in manufacturing programs.
Through its 2022 Summer iKit paid internship program, the Mayor’s Employer Advisory Council in Evanston placed 30 high school graduates in paid, 10-week internships across a broad spectrum of career pathways with local employers.
East St. Louis HS’s Class of 2022 has has earned a combined total of over $29 million in scholarships and two graduates also earned their associate degrees while in high school.
Vandalia ONE has launched a podcast, which lays out their plans moving forward, and a new website.
North Chicago Community High School’s work-study program is preparing students for life after high school.
D214 highlights work-based learning experiences for students in the law and culinary arts pathways.
The Regional Workforce Alliance in Greater Peoria has been busy implementing a holistic approach to mapping its regional talent pipeline to gain a more comprehensive
Science and theater teachers from Hersey High School teamed up to create “John Hersey Medical Center,” in which Introduction to Heath Care students were doctors
MEAC, in partnership with Evanston Township High School (ETHS) is currently recruiting students and employers for the iKit Spring Job Shadow Program and the iKit
In February, Black Hawk Region Pathways completed a region-wide PaCE training with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Schools from Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, the voice of and catalyst for business success in the Aurora region, is elated to announce that it is one of
Illinois’ leading postsecondary attainment network announces a new name, the Illinois Education and Career Success Network.
The 2022 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Annual Conference on February 28 to March 3 will be virtual and free to attend.
The 10th anniversary of the annual career exploration fair featured 102 booths and over 100 volunteers helping run the event
conomic Development Corporation (CSEDC) successfully hosted their annual Manufacturing Day virtual sessions with businesses and high schools from across the Chicago Southland.
The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and their partners at Junior Achievement of Central Illinois collaborated with local volunteer employers to create 48 industry-specific virtual booths representing eight different career clusters.
Through the information collected on the NECSS Student Data Dashboard, the Equity for All taskforce seeks to analyze and identify achievement gaps of special populations.
SVCC receives U.S. Department of Labor approval as a registered apprenticeship site for Maintenance Electrician Program plus new Impact Program allows students to earn up to 3 years of tuition and fees in exchange for volunteering.
Dr. Darryl Hogue, Superintendent of River Bend CUSD # 2, and Robert Gosch, Principle of Fulton High School, presented at the Illinois School Board Convention on program options that exist at River Bend Schools for completing authentic work opportunities.
The iKit Summer Internship Program hosted 16 graduating seniors from Evanston Township High School.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth joined a gathering of community leaders and educators at Evanston Township High School.
The Little Village Education Collaborative convened by Enlace Chicago is implementing individualized Equity Response Teams with their local postsecondary partners to increase student support in college access and persistence.
Buffalo Grove High School students are named national INCubatoredu finalists, D214 student earns National Cyber Scholar honor, D220 is expanding its education pathway, and elected officials visit Wheeling High School’s METT pathway.
The Boone County community has secured a grant through ISBE, to support the region’s ability to identify and develop innovative resources to promote Career Exploration and Career Development Experiences.
In this webinar, recorded on September 28, 2021, the Illinois 60 by 25 Network Organizers and our partners discuss strategies to engage adult learners to increase postsecondary attainment equity in Illinois.
The Illinois 60 by 25 Network has designated Boone County as a new Leadership Community.
In May, the Mayor’s Employer Advisory Council (MEAC) and North Chicago Community High School presented to the Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network (I-WIN) community on
Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP) and Acme Industries partnered to bring real-world experiences to a Rolling Meadows High School manufacturing class. This virtual project
This school year, three students from Fulton High School and one from Morrison High School graduated with their College and Career Pathway Endorsement in the
The Evanston iKit Summer Internship Program featuring twelve-week paid internships has kicked off with sixteen interns going into local employer locations starting in mid-June. Three
Despite a challenging pandemic year, the East St. Louis Senior High School Class of 2021 collectively earned over $16.6 million in college scholarships.
Culinary Arts Pathway serves up a learning buffet while Education Pathway winds through classroom experience.
Sauk Valley Community College, in partnership with Making Opportunities Real for Everyone (MORE) has applied for and was awarded a grant to fund educational pathways for local high school students.
This school year, MEAC co-sponsored with Evanston Township High School (ETHS) seven virtual career pathway panel events each attended by 30-50 students and others.
We have re-imagined the annual Illinois 60 by 25 Network Conference for 2021. We will bring the high-quality conference content you have counted on since 2014 over four days: February 22–25, 2021.
Now several months into its second year, High School District 214’s apprenticeship program is building on the success of its inaugural year by branching out to serve more students in more fields.
Plans are underway for a virtual work-based internship in the second semester through a WIOA grant received in July 2020.
A new pathway system is being established so that all district students on any pathway will follow one means for reporting and storing data.
Representatives from East St. Louis School District 189 and Township High School District 214 in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago shared how they have implemented trauma-informed practices in their districts in partnership with the Illinois Federation of Teachers and community partners.
Hear about the strategies and resources East St. Louis School District 189 and Township High School District 214 are using to support the needs of students and community members as they deal with challenges related to COVID-19, racial unrest, and adjusting to remote learning.
The Health Occupations instructors at Danville Area Community College (DACC) have been working hard to ensure content delivery still happens if a student is suddenly removed