Career and Technical Education - Leading the Way
Valley Education for Employment System

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Last Updated 4/9/14

Application for the Burgess Norton 2014 Manufacturing Scholarship Now Open

Counselor Summer Institute Registration Now Open - Click Here

Career Pathways Expo Event - October 3, 2014
2015 Building Partnerships for American's Future Institute - February 27, 2015

Over 50% of high school students in the VALEES region are enrolled in at least one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course. CTE programs engage students in rigorous, complex, problem-based learning experiences. Students in CTE courses build academic skills, develop technical work-based skills and knowledge, including critically important employability skills, and thoughtfully consider career pathways along their journey to their future careers. Over 60% of the jobs in the U.S. require workers with technical skills.

Partnerships are critically important in today's rapidly changing world. VALEES has collaborative partnerships with 21 secondary schools in the region, colleges and universities, regional and state offices of education, and numerous business partners and organizations who provide valuable advice and consultation in each CTE program area.



Melissa Tassone is the 2013 Graphics Student of the Year award recipient in the VALEES region. She is a senior enrolled in Graphic Communications at Indian Valley Vocational Center. Her home school is Sandwich High School.

You can find out more about Melissa on Facebook at Melissa Tassone Photography.

Graphics Student of the Year candidates present their portfolio and project design to a panel of graphics business professionals who select the award recipient annually. Information regarding the 2014 VALEES GRAPHICS STUDENT OF THE YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS can be found by clicking here.


Application for the 2014 Burgess Norton Manufacturing Scholarship is now open. The application deadline is April 21, 2014.

Click here for the 2014 application and more information on the BN scholarship.

For information on past scholarship recipients click here.


College and Career Readiness is critically important for all our students. Waubonsee Community College has launched an initiative to promote discussions among high school and college professionals to ensure opportnties for student success.

The WCC College and Career Readiness website provides valuable information for students, teachers, and administrators.



Valley Education for Employment System
Building A - Room 161
Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
630-466-5736 (office)
630-466-9621 (fax)

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
M-F during the academic school year.

The Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES)
insures equal educational opportunities are offered to students
regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or handicap.