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Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Illinois provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and in-demand occupations. CTE programs continue to strengthen students' technical skills; articulate transitions to postsecondary programs, employment or both; assist in meeting the Illinois Learning Standards; and close achievement gaps.

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Endorsement Areas & Related Career Clusters

Work-Based Learning


Professional Learning

Many on-site professional learning topics are available to educational entities upon request. Professional learning presentations and workshops range in length from 1 hour to multiple days with topics ranging from a simple survey of resources to in-depth implementation activities of those resources. All workshops are hands-on and require participant computer and internet access.

If you would like to see your Professional Development event on this Calendar, please click here to add your PD event to the calendar and fill out the form. Items submitted are subject to approval.  Your event will appear on the calendar upon approval. If you have any changes to events that are already posted, please email

All in-person professional development is postponed at this time until further notice.

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 Education Career Pathway Grant

Career and​ ​Technical​ Education ​(CTE) Education Career Pathway Grant

The Illinois State Board of Education is committed to providing students with a well-rounded and relevant education that includes equitable opportunities to participate in career and technical education (CTE). CTE programs prepare students for both the workforce and the pursuit of postsecondary opportunities by offering students opportunities to develop technical and employability skills while also strengthening core academic skills and abilities. CTE programs are expanding nationwide and realigning programs of study to include pathways that respond to current and future economic and occupational needs. This grant will be an avenue to recruit students into the field of education, thus addressing the teacher shortage in Illinois. It will provide funding to eligible applicants to support the development and implementation of CTE Education Career Pathways or Programs of Study in specific partner districts and schools.

 Curriculum Resources

​The online CTE curriculum materials allow educators to: PLAN quality instruction; DOCUMENT state and national academic and technical standards met by instruction; DELIVER web-based instruction to students; and, ASSESS student attainment of state and national standards.


FY 2021 CTE Consolidated Application Resources

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