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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Upcoming Events

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.

Manufacturing Day

This year Manufacturing Day will be October 7, 2020, high school students will be participating in tours of local businesses and then capping the day at Rock Valley College’s Advanced Technology Center.  There they will have lunch and walk through a business partner expo to learn about manufacturing careers here in our region.

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.

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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!