IACTE/ACTE Media Tour October 2016 Press Release
Joliet Township High School Main Campus , Chicago Public Schools Allied Health, Main Township High School East, Lyons Township High School, Rolling Meadows High School and Harper College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2016
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, firstname.lastname@example.org; (703) 683-9312
Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced a joint media tour in the Chicago metropolitan area with the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE). The two associations will visit six career and technical education (CTE) programs between Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 14.
Members of the media, state legislators and local policymakers are invited to attend. The tours will provide firsthand insight into the innovative CTE programs in the Chicago area, information about pertinent state and federal CTE policy, and an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from both associations, school administrators, educators and students. Traveling to each stop on the tour will be: Cindy Stover, IACTE Executive Director and ACTE Region III Vice President; Alice Slager, IACTE 2nd Vice President; and Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager.
Full Schedule for Chicago Metro Area Media Tour
Wednesday, October 12
Maine Township HS East – Park Ridge
Address: 2601 Dempster St, Park Ridge, IL
Programming: Meeting with CTE Administrator and Superintendent. Tour of a variety of classes, including: computer integrated manufacturing, civil engineering, nursing and 3D animation.
Lyons Township HS North – La Grange
Address: 100 S Brainard Ave, La Grange, IL
Programming: Tour of a variety of classes, including: auto fabrication, computer programming and aviation.
Thursday, October 13
Rolling Meadows High School – Rolling Meadows
Address: 2901 W Central Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL
Programming: Tour of a variety of classes, including: manufacturing & engineering, culinary & hospitality, entrepreneurship, health sciences.
Harper College – Palatine
Address: 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL
Programming: Tour and overview of variety of classes and programs, including a manufacturing course, along with dual credit and non-traditional programs.
Friday, October 14
Joliet Central HS – Joliet
Location: 201 E Jefferson St, Joliet, IL
Programming: Tour of a variety of classes, including: culinary arts, auto, engineering, 3D computer animation, photographic communications, health careers and computer repair.
Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center – Chicago
Programming: Tour and overview of the health academy program.
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.
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