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.
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CTE Director Meeting

September 10, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This will be the launch for the FY21 Grant Year. Anticipate seeing an email with details in preparation for the meeting.

Manufacturing MONTH

This year marks a new way to bring awareness to Manufacturing opportunities in our region.  Instead of a big one-day event, there will be multiple activities planned over the month of October. Stay tuned for more information on how you can become a part of the celebration.

Business Round Tables

This summer, CEANCI Business Round Tables will take on a new format and service the multiple educators who play a role in high school students’ career pathway preparation. CTE Teachers, administrators, counselors, and special education teachers will be invited to join the three-day workshop. Each day will represent a component of career pathway development – company tours, post-secondary tours, and the business round table conversations are planned. Look for more information to be released in the Spring of 2021 for this summer professional learning experiences.

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

Future Top Chef Competition

CEANCI held the 5th annual Future Top Chef competition @ Angelic Organics Farm on September 24 and 25. The format varied from years past in that region high school Culinary Arts students started in the fields on the farm where they learned about organic farming.  The cooking teams then moved into the kitchen to create soups, stews, or chilis, made with ingredients that were freshly harvested. Region business partners judged the entries and winners were awarded chef hats as in previous years.  A big thank you to Katie Townsend & her team at the farm for an awesome program!