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Promising Practices in Illinois Career Pathways Compendium

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is pleased to share the Promising Practices in Illinois Career Pathways Compendium. This compendium was developed by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS), with consultation from the featured colleges and in coordination with the ICCB’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) team. This document highlights promising practices and… Continue Reading

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Transitioning Individuals with ASD to Postsecondary Education and Employment

Description The Autism Training & Technical Assistance (ATTA) project at the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support will bring together a group of leading professionals with expertise in preparation and recruitment of individuals with autism for the workplace and their career and educational advancement. The day will also include a panel discussion from postsecondary education… Continue Reading

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Marketing Apprenticeships to Targeted Populations Listening Session

Description The Marketing Subcommittee of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board’s Apprenticeship Committee is convening a listening session of Illinois-based organizations, groups, agencies, or individuals that support the progress of people or groups that face marginalization or inequitable access in education or the workforce. The IWIB Apprenticeship Committee, in support from a DOL Apprenticeship grant, aims… Continue Reading

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Transitions Academy Webinar: Effective Career Advising Practices and Approaches

Career planning is an essential life skill that enables students to be more self-directed and empowered as they confront a rapidly changing economy and other life challenges and milestones. Career planning is a process of self-discovery that helps people identify what they are good at and understand how their skills, talents, and interests translate into… Continue Reading

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Transitions Academy FY 19

Thank you for attending the Transitions Academy FY 19. The Transitions Academy was held on August 7– 8, 2018 at the Keller Thelma Convention Center in Effingham, Illinois. For your convenience we have archived presentation material from the Transitions Academy for your continued access. The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working… Continue Reading

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Identification and Provision of Services for Special Education Students AA #593 – Region 5

  Description: This Academy, presented by Brandon K. Wright of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., will guide participants through the major topics in special education law, focusing on those issues that are new, those that are prevalent, and those that never-get-old. We know our basic obligations to students with disabilities — but let’s… Continue Reading

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Auditing Existing Co-Teaching Programs: Changes for Student Success AA #1891- Region 2

Speaker Information Lisa M. Harrod has been the Superintendent of Manteno Community Unit School District No 5 since July of 2013. She is a National Education Consultant who specializes in leadership, Co-Teaching, and systemic school reform. She works with school districts and Regional Offices of Education across Illinois to provide high quality professional development to… Continue Reading

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Illinois Essential Employability Skills Webinar

The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or… Continue Reading

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State Partner Training for the LWIA Realignment Project

A recording of the State Partner Training for the LWIA Realignment Project online meeting from 5/11/18 can be accessed at the following link.  Please note that due to the size of the video file it has been archived as a zip file.  To access the video, you will need to decompress the file by left… Continue Reading

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Disability Employment Initiative – Round V Workshop

Description This workshop will be held to share the strategies employed and lessons learned by pilots sites engaged in the Disability Employment Initiative – Round 5. Local Workforce Innovation Areas and their partners, including special education providers, DRS, secondary and postsecondary education entities are encouraged to attend. Specific topics that will be addressed include the… Continue Reading

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