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Career and Technical Education - Leading the Way
Valley Education for Employment System
CTEI Grant   VALEES mini-grants

Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) administers over $1.8 million in state and federal Career and Technical Education grant programs designed to:

  • promote partnerships among secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and businesses;
  • develop Programs of Study aligned with Illinois' Career Pathways to provide guidance as students plan their academic and career related studies;
  • offer professional development activities that promote best practices for educators;
  • support the development and implementation of CTE programs.

Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant (CTEI)

This grant provides supplemental funds to support the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant and other CTE activities. The purpose of this program is to develop the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.-

Grant approval and procedures memo FY15

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant

The purpose of Perkins IV is to develop more fully the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary students and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs, including career and academic preparation for special poopulation students.

Perkins payment request form VALEES FY 14
Perkins SAMPLE request form VALEES FY14

Agriculture Education Incentive Grant

These funds are allocated to meet the objectives of the Illinois Plan for Agricultural Education and Illinois First Through Quality Agricultural Education: A Strategic Plan for Illinois Agricultural Education. Agriculture Education Incentive Grants are administered at the local level with funds flowing directly to school districts with aproved programs. Questions concerning these grant funds should be directed to the Illinois State Board of Education.

Partnership for College and Career Success

Partnership for College and Career Success federal Perkins funds were eliminated for 2011-2012..