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Leading the Way in Career and Technical Education

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE BURGESS NORTON 2015 SCHOLARSHIP ARE BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH APRIL 8


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…

Nelly Thom is the 2014 Graphics Student of the Year award recipient in the VALEES region.
Nelly Thom is the 2014 Graphics Student of the Year award recipient in the VALEES region.

She is a senior enrolled in Graphic Communications at Oswego High School and will be attending Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL.

Graphics Student of the Year candidates present their portfolio and project design to a panel of graphics business professionals who select the award recipient annually.

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

Recipients of the Burgess Norton scholarship are Hector Perez, East Aurora High School, and Michael Potvin, Kaneland High School/Fox Valley Career Center.
Recipients of the Burgess Norton scholarship are Hector Perez, East Aurora High School, and Michael Potvin, Kaneland High School/Fox Valley Career Center.

Mr. Perez will be studying Mechanical Engineering at IIT, and Mr. Potvin will be attending Waubonsee Community College as a General Studies major with an interest in Automotive Technology and Green Energy. Mr. Brett Vasseur, BN President, presented the scholarships at the BN Corporate Office in Geneva, IL.

Read more about the scholarship recipients…

Information about the BN scholarship…

The WCC College and Career Readiness website provides valuable information for students, teachers, and administrators.
The WCC College and Career Readiness website provides valuable information for students, teachers, and administrators.

College and Career Readiness is critically important for all our students. Waubonsee Community College has launched an initiative to promote discussions among high school and college professionals to ensure opportunities for student success.

Visit the WCC College and Career Readiness website…