• Parkland College
  • Rend Lake College
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Shawnee Community College
  • Southeastern Illinois College
Director of Innovation and Implementation
Founder and Executive Director

Community College CBE Pilot Project

In alignment with the State’s Career and Technical Education Plan (also known as Perkins V) and the Higher Education Strategic Plan, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is supporting competency-based education (CBE) development by community colleges. CBE focuses on determining a student’s achievement by evaluating proficiency within a set of learning outcomes and objectives, moving away from traditional time-based constraints. This program is designed to support competency-based education program development in the community college system for the following high-demand sectors: Welding and Industrial Maintenance. Using an equity-guided community of practice approach, this initiative aims to a) build capacity in planning and program development, b) build institutional support, engagement, and knowledge, and c) ultimately, guide and support institutions in transitioning to implementation of a competency-based education program.

Our Role

Together with ICCB, we are supporting several community colleges in a design community to develop CBE programs in both welding and industrial maintenance.

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