About Us

The mission of the Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project (ILCTE) headed by Illinois State University and funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, is to facilitate and coordinate Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in public, secondary schools primarily for the 6-12 grades. ILCTE project personnel will focus on providing current, relevant, and innovative curricula, professional teaching and learning development, technical assistance, and resources to CTE teachers and career counselors. 

We believe that innovation is the key to successful CTE education. For purposes of this project, innovation is defined as planned services, activities, and delivery methods based on specific needs and wants to existing and forecasted demands and interests of Illinois teachers, school and career counselors, administrators, state-based employees and organizations, professional organizations, and industry professionals to ultimately enhance, inspire, and transform CTE programs in Illinois

For purposes of this project, curriculum resources are defined as lesson plans, instructional strategies, assessment tools, and print and electronic resources that may benefit CTE teachers, school and career counselors, and professional organizations, which may ultimately improve pedagogical practices and improve student learning. 

 

  Career Development Leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Finance and Business Services Leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Health Sciences Technology Leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., RN
  Human and Public Services Leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  STEM Curriculum Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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For questions related to the project, please contact Chris Merrill at 309-438-7862.

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 [20 U.S.C. 2301 et. seq.], referred to as the Perkins Act, was established for the purpose of developing more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs. Section 124 of the Perkins Act specifically authorizes ISBE to conduct state leadership activities with allocated federal funds to provide support for career and technical education programs that improve the academic and career and technical skills of students through the integration of academics with career and technical education, professional development, and technical assistance. Further, the Vocational Education Act [105 ILCS 435/1] establishes ISBE as the agency responsible for career and technical education and requires that it cooperate with the federal government in the administration of the provisions of the federal career and technical education law (i.e., the Perkins Act).