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Career and Technical Education Counseling Academy

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Counselors  Academy provides professional development to support understanding of the opportunities within CTE, the importance of nontraditional occupations, and strategies to support special populations for counselors and administrators in the secondary system.  The resources within are drawn from professional development events, webinars, and resources created to support the CTE… Continue Reading

Special Populations Academy

The Special Populations Academy provided 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 featured a national equity expert and highlighted national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations and included presentations… Continue Reading

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Academic Advising and Counseling Workshop

This professional development opportunity aims to bridge the gap between high school counselors and community college CTE (Career and Technical Education) 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… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Super Strategies Documents

ICSPS has produced a series of documents to summarize evidence based strategies for supporting special population students during the recruitment and retention processes. The documents can be found below: Supporting Students With Limited English Proficiency – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Students With Disabilities – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers – Recruitment… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Support Strategies Webinar Series

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) presented  evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain Students from Special Populations, as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  There were 4 webinars in this series.  During each strategies were discussed and resources were provided.  If you have any questions related… Continue Reading

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Root Causes and Strategies Webinar

The Root Causes and Strategies Webinar was delivered on November 20th, 2015.  You can access the webinar and the archived resources here: Root Causes and Strategies Webinar Documents: Nontraditional Career Preparations Root Causes and Strategies Document National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity – Root Causes Chart Abbreviated Program Improvement Process for Equity Implementation Plan and… Continue Reading

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Accomplished Projects

ICSPS provides professional development technical assistance, and program improvement strategies to support the success of all learners. We encourage educational professionals to teach equitably, with special attention to learners preparing for nontraditional careers, and advance the achievement of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 through the comprehensive application of research-based… Continue Reading

Special Populations Support Grants Workshop

The Special Populations Support Grants Workshop showcased the innovative work of the multiple grant recipients and was held on June 2, 2015 at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal, IL. Agenda English as a Second Language Resource Economically Disadvantaged Resource Single Parents/Displaced Homemakers Resource Nontraditional Career Preparation: Root Causes & Strategies The Why Morning Special… Continue Reading

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Women in Non-Traditional Occupations Program at St. Phillips College

  The Women in Non-Traditional Occupations (WINTO) program at St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas, provides a variety of services and activities for students enrolled in programs nontraditional for their gender in an effort to inform, recruit and help students succeed as they work toward their nontraditional career goal.  The program provides opportunities to… Continue Reading

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New Beginnings at Northeast Community College

  New Beginnings is a unique program at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, that prepares and supports individuals enrolled in a non-traditional program of study for their gender, as well as single parents and displaced homemakers, to achieve their education, training and career goals. Students of both genders need expanded job options. Gender and… Continue Reading

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