Welcome to the Illinois Transitions Blog

This blog provides a platform for resources to be shared and discussions to be engaged in by anyone providing transitioning services. The content of the blog is especially applicable to those involved in the Illinois Transitions Academy.

The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS model, Accelerating Opportunity, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study. The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs.



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Don't Miss 2017 Forum for Excellence.


You will not want to miss the 2017 Forum for Excellence!

The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier professional development event. The conference highlights the continuing partnership of Career, Technical and Adult Education in Illinois. The Forum is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center. This year’s forum for excellence will be held on September 19 & 20 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. If you have already registered you can amend your registration to include a pre-conference by sending an email to Connie Borrowski indicating which pre-conference you would like to attend. Connie's Email address can be found at the following page: ICSPS Contact Page

Registration can be found at the following link: Forum For Excellence Webpage




The room block at the Marriot is currently sold out. However, a block of sleeping rooms is available at the Hyatt Place in Bloomington-Normal (across the street from the Conference Hotel) for the evening of September 19, 2017. The Room rate is $119.00 + Tax.

The Hyatt hotel block closes on the 8th of September.

Reservations can be made at the following link: Hyatt Place Bloomington-Normal Forum Reservation Page
This Hyatt Place hotel block includes free parking at the Hyatt Garage.


WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction



WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction
Presented by:        Jamil Steele, Senior Director of Adult Education, ICCB
                                Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
                                Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional
                                Development Center

Learn the foundational requirements of the federal legislation, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. What are the expectations for Illinois, for our local programs, and of our students? How will WIOA impact your classroom instruction? Why can this be good for our students? What resources are available to help you?