Together with the Illinois Community College Board, EdSystems hosted a webinar on June 7, 2022, to share the two new Illinois Model Programs of Study Guides in Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Human and Public Services. In addition, we reviewed the statewide updates to the Education Guide.
Draft & Revised Guides
Drafts of the Model Programs of Study Guides in Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Human and Public Services were made available for 60 days of public comment as of June 6, 2022.
Background on the Model Programs of Study
As background, the ICCB sponsored the development of Model Programs of Study Guides in crucial industry areas as part of the Illinois State Plan for Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (also known as the Perkins V Plan). These guides were developed in consultation and collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education through a process led and facilitated by EdSystems. The primary purposes and goals for the Model Programs of Study are to provide guidance and exemplars for local college to adopt or customize as they develop programs of study for approval as part of the Perkins V Plan, identify priority dual credit courses that are foundational to the industry area, and define the competencies that should be sequenced across a program of study to prepare students for the future of work in that industry area.
To date, Model Programs of Study Guides have been released for eight industry sectors: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture, Construction, and Energy; Arts and Communications; Education; Finance and Business Services; Health Sciences and Technology; Information Technology; and Manufacturing and Engineering.