Career and Technical Education - Leading the Way
Valley Education for Employment System
Last Updated 11/19/13
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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.
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.