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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.



Friday, January 23, 2015

Regional Network Professional Development


The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Career and Technical Education (CT
Regional Network is an ongoing professional development platform for community college
CTE administrators. Through the regional network a series of workshops are provided to
ensure that career and technical programs continue to focus effectively on student
outcomes, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education,
and improve program accountability. For FY15, ICCB is providing the regional
workshops described below for FREE.



These workshops are open to individuals and institutions that are engaged in a Pathways to Results (PTR) project or have done one in the past. The structure of the workshops will include a very brief section on what PTR is, a time for sharing among PTR users, and a time where new processes and tools are introduced. Evaluation and benchmarking, curriculum evaluation, advanced ways to measure equity gaps and mapping pathways are all possible advanced concepts that will be discussed. We encourage
participants of the PTR process to bring someone who has not done PTR previously.
April 2, 2015


This interactive workshop will have attendees review their most recent Postsecondary Perkins data via the ICCB Perkins Online Data System (PODS) Web Portal. Data and accountability forms for the Postsecondary Perkins Annual Plan submission will be completed during the workshop. Participants will also receive training on the ICCB Career and Technical Education (CTE) Analysis Earnings and Employment Web Portal which allows community colleges to track employment and earnings for CTE graduates by demographics, classification of instructional program (CIP), and career cluster. (SEATS ARE LIMITED! REGISTER TODAY!)
April 16, 2015 – Richard J. Daley College
April 17, 2015 – Waubonsee Community College
April 21, 2015 – Heartland Community College
April 28, 2015 – Rend Lake College


Join Illinois experts for a day long dialogue on how Illinois Community Colleges are modeling Academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) integration. We will explore current national trends related to academic and CTE integration and alignment, and review recommendations for institutional structure to promote academic and CTE integration.
April 8, 2015 – Illinois State University, Alumni Center

The Illinois Community College Board developed the Expectation Tool to assist colleges and
partnerships as they develop, assess, and improve their local Programs of Study. The following workshops will provide clarity regarding the tools origins, an introduction to Programs of Study, and an exploration of the new online tool.
May 26, 2015 – Joliet Junior College
June 3, 2015 – Rend Lake Market Place
June 9, 2015 – Illinois State University, Alumni Center


Aime¢e  Julian
Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, ISU
Ph: 309.438.5122

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