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Valley Education for Employment System

Leading the Way in Career and Technical Education

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Over 50% of high school students in the VALEES region are enrolled in at least one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course. CTE programs engage students in rigorous, complex, problem-based learning experiences. Students in CTE courses build academic skills, develop technical work-based skills and knowledge, including critically important employability skills, and thoughtfully consider career pathways along their journey to their future careers. Over 60% of the jobs in the U.S. require workers with technical skills. Read more…

For Students & Parents

Early college credit may be earned through articulated credit agreements by successfully completing an approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school course. Select the Early College Credit link for a listing of eligible high school and career center courses.  Read more…

For Administrators

VALEES administers the Career and Technical Education Improvement (CTEI, state grant), Perkins (federal grant) and regional mini-grants. Select the grants link for grant guidelines, allocations, and application and reporting information. Read more…

TJ Ostreko is the first regional Welding Student of the Year
TJ Ostreko is the first regional Welding Student of the Year

The first VALEES Welding Student of the Year was awarded to Sandwich High School senior, TJ Ostreko, by a panel of local professionals from businesses including, Burgess-Norton, Flexicorps, Tech-Weld, Weldstar, Brookfield Zoo, B-O-F Corporation and Sauber manufacturing.  

 

Burgess Norton scholarship recipients
Burgess Norton scholarship recipients

Burgess Norton President Brett Vasseur awarded Joseph Tolemy, Geneva High School, and Samantha Lederman, Kaneland High School, $2,500 scholarships for their college studies. Mr. Tolemy will attend the University of Purdue to study mechanical engineering. Ms. Lederman will attend Case Western Reserve University to study biomedical engineering.

Read more about the scholarship recipients…

Information about the BN scholarship…

Briana Avalos is the 2016 Graphics Student of the Year award recipient in the VALEES region
Briana Avalos is the 2016 Graphics Student of the Year award recipient in the VALEES region

Briana is enrolled in the Graphics Communication program at Oswego High School.  She says she is passionate about graphic communication and "wants to make a career out of this creative process.  Graphic communication is everywhere, and I'd like to play a role in that mass influence.  I enjoy working with people and sharing creative ideas in order to reach a beautiful composition." 

Learn more about the Graphics Student of the Year application process…