The north central Illinois EFE region administrative organization is the Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois, known as CEANCI, organized in 1987.  The state of Illinois is divided into Education for Employment (EFE) regions which direct the state’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at a local level. The CEANCI region covers 1,075 square miles, and provides support to over 17,000 students 9-12 graders and more than 200 certified high school staff.  CEANCI administrative offices are housed in Rock Valley College’s Stenstrom Center in Rockford.

CEANCI is governed by a Board of Governors comprised of superintendents from each member district.  At present, ten local public school districts are members of this cooperative joint agreement.  Member districts include:  Belvidere CUSD 100, Harlem UD 122, North Boone CUSD 200, Rockford SD 205, Hononegah CHD 207, Oregon CUSD 220, Meridian CUSD 223, Byron CUSD 226, South Beloit SD 320, and Winnebago CUSD 323.

The System provides regional career and technical programming among its members, supports career and technical programming at member high schools, collects and reports data to the Illinois State Board of Education, acts as the flow-through of federal and state resources, and markets career and technology education throughout the region.  Career and technical programming in the region is provided in the occupational clusters of agriculture, business and information technology, family and consumer sciences, health occupations and industrial/technical occupations.