The month of February is dedicated to recognizing the contributions that career and technical education (CTE) programs have contributed to preparing the nation’s future workforce.
Alignment’s January 2024 highlights include Resume Workshops, Healthcare Rotational Internships, Teacher Pipeline Education Day at ECC, and an Annual Counselor Day hosted by Nicor.
The summer internship program is a work-based learning opportunity that allows students to explore a career through placement with a local employer. All internship offerings in the form of position descriptions must be confirmed before March 1 for advertisement to students by March 6.
Alignment was invited to the Elgin Area Leadership Academy Class of 2024 joined by the leadership of ECC, EMSA, Judson, and U-46. The January Saturday morning session provided a great time to discuss education, future workforce development, and the continued advancement of the greater Elgin community.
Alignment had the opportunity to name Bill Hoffer as the non-profit, Volunteer of the Year at the annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. The event each year recognizes community leaders that significantly contribute to Elgin’s non-profit organizations.
Flender Corporation hosted “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” night, exposing girls from Bartlett and Streamwood’s STEM programs to an array of career opportunities in engineering. Students were ‘hands on” with Flender’s engineering team, learning how to assemble gear boxes as well as experimenting with wind turbine blade modeling.