Career Education Associates of North Central IL

CEANCI’s mission is to prepare and invest in all students for career and college through partnerships that build innovative regional opportunities.


Students and Parents of Advance Now, the Fall 2016 Advance Now Orientation will be held August 16th or 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center – 4151 Samuleson Road, Rockford.  This will be your chance to familiarize yourself with the school, classroom and lab, instructors and technology that you’ll be using throughout the course of the semester.  Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.  Contact Matthew Gargano, High School Connections Dual Credit Coordinator and Transition Advisor with questions at


Advance Now classes will start August 22nd at Rock Valley College, check your schedules for exact times and locations.


CEANCI is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Savard, Assistant System Director.  Larry will be the director in charge of all CEANCI education programs including Advance Now and Cosmetology.  He brings 20 years business experience and classroom instruction to our organization, and we are excited he will be joining our team.  Larry can be contacted at

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Landscape Design Results

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 3 Byron HS students were honored at the state landscape design banquet in Schaumburg.  Or only the second time in history of this contest we had all 3 individuals place in the top 5.  Students had to complete a design based on a real life property, client needs, industry standards, and their own unique ideas.  Students were then evaluated by professional architects.  This year Bree Williams finished 4th  Rhea Bridgeland finished 3rd  and Alex Carlson was this year’s State Champion!  All three of these designs are amazing.  They are on display down by the Ag room in the High School.