CTE Counseling Academy: Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment- Webinar 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

CTE Counseling Academy: Who is in Your CTE Network?- Webinar
Thursday, February 13, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

CTE Counseling Academy: Examples of Effective CTE Networks- Webinar
Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

For more information on the above professional development and links to register, be sure to visit the ICSPS webpage.

Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) Conference- Building Careers for 90 Years!
February 13-14, 2020
Bloomington Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Illinois 60 by 25 Conference
February 25-26, 2020
Elgin Community College

Teach CTE: A National Teacher Recruitment and Retention Summit- ACTE
February 26-28, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

February 15 Curriculum Integration Webinar
This webinar will present an overview of what curriculum integration looks like by assessing the difference between integration and contextualization, presenting examples of integration, and providing integrative learning strategies.


February 27 FY2019 Postsecondary Perkins Grant Guidelines Meeting, Springfield
The CTE team of the ICCB will provide an overview of the FY 2019 Postsecondary Perkins Grant Guidelines, updates on monitoring, upcoming professional development, etc.


March 06 Academic Advising and Counseling Workshop, Tinley Park

April 12  Academic Advising and Counseling Workshop, Springfield
This professional development opportunity aims to bridge the gap between high school counselors and community college CTE programs. Participants will engage in discussions about debunking myths regarding counselors and CTE and will learn how to build and maintain effective partnerships between the secondary and postsecondary systems. Join state leadership to learn about the opportunities available through career and technical education (CTE), how to access occupational information for your students, and the benefits of career exploration and work-based learning. Moreover, the session will focus on awareness of nontraditional occupations and the vast opportunities they provide for our students. This opportunity is being offered regionally (north and central) and registration is limited.

April 10 Windmills Training, Bloomington
“Windmills” is a high-impact attitudinal training program that integrates disability into the spectrum of diversity awareness. Join us for an upbeat, daylong workshop aimed at raising awareness of the limitations often imposed on people with disabilities due to a lack of knowledge or low expectations. Participants will leave with strategies for success in engaging employers and navigating the educational landscape and work place. The training focuses on attitudes and human factors, but it also concerns issues including legal requirements and accommodation.


May 23 Special Populations Academy, Bloomington
The Special Populations Academy is an opportunity for Career and Technical Education professionals to learn about the innovative initiatives and activities that have been developed through the FY18 Special Populations Support Grant. The academy will feature a national equity expert and highlight national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations.

May 30 Civil Rights Review Facilities Training, Bloomington
The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. This training session focuses on the facilities inspection component of the civil rights review process and will include discussions of the background on the civil rights review process and what to expect during an onsite review, how to prepare for an onsite review, how to interpret the applicability of different accessibility standards, and engaging case studies related to facilities accessibility. This training is appropriate for directors of facilities and maintenance, representatives for disability services offices, anyone involved with the self-assessment of campus facilities, or anyone with an interest in understanding physical accessibility requirements.

June 27 Nontraditional Careers Summit, Normal
This interactive session will provide Career and Technical educators, and those who support students and educators, with tools and activities to identify data driven and research-based strategies to increase access and achievement for students in nontraditional career preparation programs. Join leadership from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) as they lead this discussion and share their Explore Nontraditional Careers Toolkit, which provides a research-grounded process to assist educators and counselors in transforming their practice to increase the participation and persistence of girls and women, and other underrepresented students, in nontraditional occupational programs and pathways that lead to STEM and other in-demand career fields.

July 12 Career Pathways Symposium, Springfield
The Career Pathways Symposium will highlight effective practices across the community college system in Illinois and showcase the Career Pathways Compendium. Join us to learn where you fit into the pathway puzzle.