Southland Career & Technical Education Center

EXECUTIVE
SUMMARY

Leaders of several public high school districts and postsecondary institutions in southern Cook County, Illinois, have entered into a Collective to expand the instructional options for their students. They are proposing a Southland Career & Technical Education Center to provide Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructional programs in several technology-intensive occupations. Never has a such a project been proposed in Illinois in more than 45 years, and there has not been a regional CTE in the south suburbs in 32 years.

Bloom

Bloom Township High School
District 206
Dr. Lenell Navarre,
Superintendent

RTHS

Rich Township High School
District 227
Dr. Johnnie Thomas, Superintendent

CreeteU

Crete-Monee High School
District 201-U
Dr. Kara Coglianese, Superintendent

Southland

Southland College Prep
Charter High School
Matteson School

District 162
Dr. Blondean Davis,
Superintendent

HFGoldCrest

Homewood-Flossmoor High School
District 233
Dr. Von Mansfield,
Superintendent

TF

Thornton Fractional High School
District 215
Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond, Superintendent

Praire-State

Prairie State College School
Michael D. Anthony,
Ph.D President

speed-school

Speed S.E.J.A.
District 802
Dr. Tina Halliman
Superintendent

Those who support our mission

  • Robin L. Kelly
    2nd District, Illinois

    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

    "As a collaborative public-private partnership between local school districts, the state university system, and private businesses in South Suburbs, this academy will offer the specialized training urgently needed in the Illinois Second Congressional District."
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Debbie Meyers-Martin
    38th District

    Member of the Illinois House of Representatives

    "This partnership will harness the power of private and public sector investment and the knowledge of K-12 school district, along with union labor organizations and institutes of higher education to provide the workforce of the future."
    Member of the Illinois House of Representatives

    SCTEC News

    South-suburban CTE project in Illinois drawing national attention

    Students excited about prospect of higher education in their community

    SCTEC construction to begin soon

    CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    FLOW CHART

    SCTEC learners are actively involved in designing their educational and work life, achieving their desired career path, and thriving in a career focused on individuals’ interests and real-world learning. Career Awareness and Self-Awareness is the focus in grades K–6 and at grades 7–10 the flow chart focus shifts to Career Exploration and exploring personal interests.  The SCTEC focus at grades 11 and 12 relocates to Career Preparation and the awarding of stackable certificates, credentials, and licenses, as well as the option to participate in a career-focused internship. SCTEC graduates have many positive postsecondary options and offer options to join the workforce and/or gain more educational training as desired. SCTEC graduates may return to postsecondary education as they advance in their careers.

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    students from multiple districts will the have access to SCTEC

    Renders of our vision

    State of the art facilities

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