CEANCi is gearing up for 2022

CEANCI is gearing up for the 2021-22 school year and we are ready to engage with our stakeholders. Come join us in our efforts to develop the workforce of the 21st Century.

Technology & Engineering Education Regional Competition

Watch our top Automotive, Construction, and Welding students in action.

Career Development Experience Toolkit

Education Systems Center at NIU has developed a toolkit to assist schools in their development and implementation of WBL opportunities for their students. This toolkit closely aligns with the PWR Act and refers to a broad array of experiential learning.

National Manufacturing Month

Please see these videos of area business partners.

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.


CEANCI is currently working on several events scheduled to take place throughout the coming school year. Our current plans are for a Pathways Project for region middle and high school students, a CTE Director meeting for high school administrators, and various advisories with business partners and high school instructors sharing ideas to improve Career Tech Education in our region. Check back here often to learn details and see dates for these events and more.

Employer Informed Competencies

CEANCI has been talking with our local business partners about their priorities when it comes to specific occupation work tasks and employability skills.  From this work we hope to better align our coursework and ultimately prepare the CTE students to meet region workforce needs.   60 employers have participated in this work, providing priorities for 40 occupations. Find the TECHNICAL SKILL STANDARDS HERE. Find the EMPLOYABILITY STANDARDS HERE.

Boot Camp

For three weeks this past June, CEANCI hosted region business partners, and education professionals in a three day Industry Immersion Boot Camp that consisted of a day of round table workshops, and two days of tours to area businesses and educational facilities. The focus for each week was Manufacturing, Health Science, and Transportation and Logistics respectively.

Future Top Chef Competition

CEANCI expects to hold this event again in February 2022. In past years, FTC has seen student teams compete against each other for “best dish”. We have worked with local restaurants, country clubs, and farms bringing new ideas each year. Region business partners judged the entries and winners were awarded chef hats. Please watch this page for more information as we plan this awesome event!