A program of study provides students with a strong experience in and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of an industry. To create this quality educational experience, all CTE programs that receive grant funding must meet ALL NINE quality components.
1. Development and Engagement:
Programs are developed in response to a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.
2. Employer-Informed Competencies and Skills:
Set of work tasks and employability skills prioritized by business partners in the CEANCI region.
3. Academic Instruction and Supports:
Programs include standards-aligned instruction to facilitate successful student progression.
4. Recruitment and Access:
Student recruitment and retention plans exend into middle school. Access to programs is equitable.
5. Instructional Sequence:
Dual credit and/or industry credentials are among other requirements in this component.
6. Work-Based Learning:
Programs include work-based learning including each required component:
A) Career Exploration, B) Team-based Challenges or CTSO, C) Career Development Experiences
Reach out to business partners (index below) to create your next WBL experience!
Illinois State Board of Education requires that teachers have specific endorsements to teach specific CIPs. CEANCI is ready to assist with licensure questions and processes to ensure that teachers have the correct credentials for CTE courses.
8. Facilities and Equipment:
Programs offer appropriate and accessible facilities using industry-standard technology and equipment.
9. Continuous Improvement:
CTE instructors, administrators, and counselors are encouraged to continue to grow as professionals so that they can better serve their students.
grant administration information
CEANCI Board of Governors have approved the CTE Consolidated Plan for the 2021 to 2025 school years. This plan is the framework for all region activities that utilize grant funds. Annually, individual high schools submit a plan to be approved by the System.