Register for Programs

Register for the annual Building Partnerships for America’s Future: Career and Technical Education Conference co-hosted by Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) and Waubonsee Community College

Session focuses include: technical and academic skill development, teaching and learning, social emotional learning, business and industry partnerships, alignment of secondary to post-secondary, technology, serving special populations and much more.

When: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Keynote presentation begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Conference closes at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Academic and Professional Center (APC) Event Room, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Dr. A campus map is available here

Who: Teachers, counselors and administrators. This year’s conference offers a wide-variety of programming including a specialized session for those teaching dual credit in partnership with Waubonsee Community College. Please see session descriptions for details.

Cost: No cost to attend. A cost is incurred for every lunch ordered. We ask that if your plans change you notify the VALEES office as soon as possible to reduce lunch waste.

PD Hours: Upon completion of the conference, attendees are eligible for six hours of PD credit.

Intended Audience: High School and Career Center Instructors, English Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Teachers Collaborating with CTE Programs, Dual Credit Instructors, and Business/Industry Partners

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Deadline to register: February 24, 2017


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration/Continental Breakfast in APC Event Room
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Break/Move to Breakout Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.Breakout Session 1
10:25 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.Break/Move to Session 2
10:35 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Breakout Session 2
11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.Break/Move to Lunch
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.Lunch and Network With Advisory Members
12:20 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.Break/Move to Session 3
12:25 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.Breakout Session 3
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Break/Move to Session 4
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.Breakout Session 4
2:30 p.m.Pick up PD forms