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.


Our business partners have spoken and we are responding ……. CEANCI is launching the Be Here Now initiative Fall 2016. The program focuses on teaching students the importance of dependability and reliability, or what we refer to at CEANCI as the triple threat –

Be Present, Be Prepared, Be Productive

We will be approaching this initiative with multiple strategies including quotes from our business partners, guest speakers in CTE classrooms, and an attendance tracker to acknowledge excellent attendance and timeliness. Students across the region will see, hear and experience the importance of quality work and performing consistently to ensure their future success in our community. As we’ve heard from our employers, “This isn’t a college and careers question, this is a survival discourse which is missing in the skill set of today’s workforce.”

To be a part of our initiative please contact Beth Mead, Community Outreach Coordinator, at email or phone (815) 921-1650. We look forward to sharing our student’s results.

Discover your career potential and connect with employers and volunteers in your community to explore the many opportunities in your area.

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.