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Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) is a regional delivery system established by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) which serves 17 school districts, two area career/vocational centers, one special education cooperative and Waubonsee Community College, covering a five-county area. VALEES also collaborates with College of DuPage, Joliet Junior College, and Kishwaukee College to promote articulated Career and Technical Programs.

VALEES is directed by ISBE to:

  • Provide curriculum and project development.
  • Provide staff development, in-services and workshops for teachers, counselors and administrators.
  • Assist schools in technology and equipment updates.
  • Ensure efficiency, access, and equity in delivery of career and technical education.
  • Submit and administer Career and Technical Education (CTE) related grants and disperse funds to member districts.
  • Promote local business and industry partnerships with education at all levels.

VALEES is divided into three sub-regions:

  • Indian Valley Sub-region is comprised of eleven feeder districts to the Indian Valley Vocational Center.
  • Fox Valley Sub-region is comprised of four feeder districts to the Fox Valley Career Center.
  • River Valley Sub-region is comprised of East Aurora, West Aurora, and Oswego districts.

VALEES administers over $2 million in federal and state grant funds through the following programs:

  • Career and Technical Education Improvement state funds to support the improvement of CTE programs at the secondary level.
  • Perkins federal funds to support CTE for special population secondary students.

FY18 Annual Report

FY19 Annual Report

FY20 Annual Report

FY21 Annual ReportĀ 

FY22 Annual Report

FY23 Annual Report

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