Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

Participating in Career & Technical Education (CTE) in Illinois prepares students not only for employment, but also for life-long learning. As the nation’s third largest community college system, Illinois CTE programs are able to provide students with opportunities in over 100 career, academic, and technical instruction. These programs include integrated and work-based learning, dual credit opportunities, and potential for continuing education at the baccalaureate level. The map below contains links to the CTE website for each of the 48 Illinois community colleges.

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Presidential Memo on STEM Education
On September 25, President Trump signed a new Presidential Memorandum directing the USDOE to increase access to high-quality STEM education, with a particular emphasis on computer science. The memo suggests setting a goal of $200 million in funding for STEM-related efforts at the Department. Although no additional resources are provided under the initiative, the Secretary of Education is directed to establish “STEM education” as a priority for competitive grants already being awarded by the Department.


Title IX Guidance Q&A
The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, has released new guidance on a school's responsibility to address sexual misconduct.


Equity and Student Services
This brief, published by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL), outlines the provision of student support services in the community college context, applying a“traditional” student support framework in the community college context, and the role of professional development for staff members.

CTE Staff Contacts

Dr. Brian Durham, Deputy Director
(217)524-5502
brian.durham@illinois.gov

Whitney Thompson, Director
(217)558-0318
whitney.thompson@illinois.gov

Natasha Allan, Associate
(217) 785-0139
natasha.allan@illinois.gov 

Melissa Andrews, Associate
(217) 785-0068
melissa.andrews@illinois.gov