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icsps logoThe Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career and technical education professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to college transition, recruitment, retention, and completion−encouraging achievement of special populations learners.

ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University, and is currently housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education.

Upcoming Events

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Forum for Excellence.  Register today!

Forum for Excellence Conference Page

The conference will be held at the Bloomington – Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  The hotel information can be found here.


Upcoming Professional Development Webinars


ICAPS Braided Funding Webinar

Join us for an engaging webinar presentation designed to give ICAPS Programs detailed information about the fundamental components of braided funding.

October 13, 10:00 AM CDT

More information and the registration link can be found here.


Illinois Advisory Committee Webinar Series

In September ICSPS, in partnership with the National Career Pathways Network, will be bringing you the Illinois Advisory Committee Webinar Series. The series will include 3 webinars on September 6, 14, and 22.  We hope you can join us for these valuable presentations delivered by Debbie Mills, NCPN Director.

Session 1:  Benefits and Set-up of Advisory Committees
– September 6th, 10:00 AM CDT

Session 2: Maintenance of Advisory Committees and Members Guide
– September 14, 2:00 PM CDT

Session 3: Growth of Advisory Committee
– Thursday, September 22, 10:00 AM CDT

More information and registration links can be found here.


Electronic and Web Accessibility Series

This series will provide valuable information on how to ensure your electronic resources are accessible to all students and how to judge your compliance with civil rights legislation related to web accessibility.  The series will be delivered in two parts on September 7 and September  21.

Session 1: Introduction to Electronic and Web Accessibility: What You Need to Know and How to Self-Assess
– September 7, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CDT

Session 2: Creating Accessible Documents and Providing Accessible Online Content.
– September 21, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CDT

More information and registration links can be found here.

See the full Calendar >> Here

Please check back shortly for an updated schedule of upcoming events.