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What is a Career Development Experience?
It's an experience that takes place in a workspace under authentic working conditions. It is developed with an education provider and at least one employer in a relevant field. It will provide credit or compensation. It reinforces foundational professional skills and included professional skills assessment. The experience must meet these criteria and be a minimum of 60 hours.
What is an industry credential?
This is a license, certification, or credential that is recognized in the workplace. These credentials will be recognized from the following areas:
*Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
*Arts and Communications
*Finance and Business Services
*Human and Public Services
*Information Technology
*Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Trades
*Health and Sciences Technology
What are dual credit career pathway courses?
These are courses that offer high school and college credit. They are articulated with Joliet Junior College (JJC) and a student enrolls as a college student at JJC. There are several dual credit courses available at CCHS. A course that is used to fulfill an ELA or Math academic indicator cannot also be used as a dual credit career indicator.
How do I verify 12-months of consistent employment or consecutive summer employment during high school?
Employment may be verified through pay stubs, timesheets, or a signed letter from an adult supervisor. If self-reporting the supervisor(s) name and contact information, dates of employment and number of hours work will be necessary.
What counts towards the 25-hours of community service during high school?
This is volunteer service performed to address a social issue in the community. Hours that are being done as part of another club or organization may also count. For instance, hours in community service for science club or National Honors Society can be added to meet these 25 hours. Students should receive documentation by an adult, non-relative supervisor that describes the services performed and documents the number of hours served.
What counts for co-curricular or extracurricular?
These are activities, programs, and applied learning experiences that are connected to or mirror the academic curriculum, but for which students do not receive academic credit. They must take place outside of the school or after regular school hours and may be operated by outside organizations. They also instill adaptive competencies and/or skills spelled out in the Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework and Self-Assessment, including personal ethic, work ethic, teamwork, and communication. Adaptive competencies mean "foundational skills needed for success in college, careers, and life, such as, but not limited to, work ethic, professionalism, communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, and problem-solving." The district will determine level of participation. Acceptable co-curricular activities may include things such as musical performances, honor societies, science club, math team, and speech team. Extracurricular activities such as sports teams and general interest clubs may also count toward the requirement. Multiple years of the same activity do not represent different activities - e.g. multiple years in student council or multiple years in soccer