“The Georgetown Center projects that 14 million job openings- nearly half of those that will be filled by workers with post-secondary education - will go to people with an associate’s degree or occupational certificate…” (Pathways to Prosperity, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011)


School District U-46 has a priority to partner with the greater community to foster a shared ownership and align community support to help students to become college and career ready. The Alignment Collaborative for Education (ACE) Career and Technical Education A-Team is committed to developing a high-quality work force from within U-46’s student population so they are prepared for the best jobs. Community and business partners are invited to participate in the upcoming exposition:


Explore 2016: A U-46 Community-wide Curriculum and Career Expo

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Elgin Community College


Students and parents will be invited to learn more about U-46 Curriculum program offerings that increase college and career readiness and will engage employers in the region to demonstrate careers. Also showcased will be U-46’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which offer students the opportunity to earn professional certifications while a student is still in high school.


How to Support


Seeking businesses to provide a hands-on career awareness experience related to U-46 CTE Programs such as:

  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Welding
  • Health Care
  • Business Management
  • Automotive Technology
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic Design & Printing
  • Engineering






Seeking additional volunteers to assist in a variety of partner services such as:

  • Sponsorships
  • Set-up/Break-down assistance
  • Technology
  • Translation Services 
  • First aid/emergency response
  • Food services
  • Marketing Communication
  • Media &                     Public Relations
  • Hospitality Ambassadors
  • Graphic Design & Printing
  • Safety & Security