Dear CEANCI Community,
Over the last five years, it has been my pleasure working with school districts to create access, alignment, efficiency and partnerships for high school students in Career and Technical Education programs. It’s an exciting time to be in this education field, as CTE moves to play a vital role in helping American business close the skills gap by building a competitive workforce for the 21st Century.
We support over 100 CTE instructors at the 14 region high schools in our consortium – ultimately impacting over 8,000 high school students in any given year. The grants that we administer provide state of the art technology and equipment, curriculum and materials, opportunities for students to earn industry credentials, access to business partners, professional development for instructors, and career exploration experiences for students.
This last year, 75% of the region CTE instructors executed a self-evaluation of their programs utilizing the ACTE Quality Program of Study Framework – components measured include aligned and integrated curriculum, sequencing and articulation, student assessment, prepared and effective staff, engaging instruction, access and equity, facilities and equipment, business and community partnerships, career development, career and technical student organizations, work based learning and the use of data and outcomes. The purpose of gathering this data was to clearly identify initiatives for the System – areas where we needed to make improvements and areas where we were strong and wanted to take it to the next level. Our results are provided below.
In conclusion, we are entering our final year of our Strategic Plan. We will be looking for stakeholder input as we look to the future of CEANCI and our efforts to support Career and Technical Education in the northern Illinois region. Come join us and help shape your community’s workforce.
This document is a strategic plan created by the Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois member districts of Belvidere-District 100, Byron-District 226, Harlem-District 122, Hononegah-District 207, Meridian-District 223, North Boone-District 200, Oregon-District 220, Rockford-District 205, South Beloit-District 320, Winnebago-District 323, Rock Valley College and the Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education to serve as a long-term guide for the CEANCI organization. It involves major initiatives in five areas: regional programming, curriculum alignment and relevancy, partnership engagement, fiscal responsibility, and internal and external communication with stakeholders.
Download our Strategic Plan