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Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Illinois provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations in Agricultural Education; Business, Marketing and Computer Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health Science Technology; and Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial).  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. These programs are instrumental in supporting local districts to ensure student success and promoting continuous improvement.

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The Illinois State Board of Education has produced a Career Guide for the 2019-2020 school year. This guide is meant to be shared with students, parents, teachers and counselors on various career paths available in Illinois. This guide can be used to assist students in exploring careers and developing a personalized education career pathway.

ISBE will be mailing these high-quality Career Guides to Illinois school district school counselors in August. For additional access to the Career Guide, use this free digital copy to share with student, parents, teachers and community.

If you want to purchase additional guides for your school, please click here to order.

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 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.


The College and Career Readiness Division of the Illinois State Board of Education will host a webinar on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. to provide information on the FY2020 Request for Proposal (RFP). The webinar will review the RFP process for the Career and Technical Education State Leadership funding opportunity due no later than 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 30, 2019. See registration link below.
FY20 Career and Technical Education State Leadership Request for Proposal
Objective: The program will deliver conferences in two different geographical locations of the state to provide professional learning aimed at program improvement for career and technical educators statewide.



 Professional Development

IACTE's New & Nearly New CTE Teacher Workshop

This workshop is designed for the new and nearly new CTE teacher that did not go through a four year university teacher education program.  However, the sessions will be applicable to all new and nearly new teachers.

Thursday, August 1 from 2-5:45 p.m. (networking reception  6-8 p.m.) and Friday, August 2 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Par-a-Dice Hotel & Conference Center in East Peoria. Click here for more details and how to register​.​​​

​Many on-site professional development topics are available to educational entities upon request. Professional development workshops range in length from 3 hours 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. Presentation time frames may be from 1 to 2 hours in length.

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