Volume 11 | November 2020
Secondary Workforce Development: Current Gaps and Immediate Needs
First Roundtable
Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 4 pm
In 2020, our summits are being reimagined into a series of roundtable discussions via Zoom to continue creating conversations across the academic and business sectors during the pandemic and beyond .

The main question being asked: "What are your needs and where should we as a community focus our efforts?"
In honor of the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week, Heartland Community College will be hosting an Employer Information Session on Thursday, November 12th from 9:00 am to 9:45 am.

You are invited to join and learn more about Heartland's commitment to apprenticeships and how these unique work-based training programs can make a difference in our community.
The Beta Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma at Illinois State University is a student-run organization that encourages and promotes the engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in biology research and academic pursuits. The chapter is providing a grant to support K-12 and community-based efforts to engage students in authentic experiences related to the biological sciences.

The application deadline is @ 5pm on November 13th. Applicant must be a k-12 teacher, administrator, or program leader in McLean County.

Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities. In particular, NCDA sponsors an annual Poetry and Art Contest and the Illinois Career Development Association is offering Live Streamed Webinar Series on Five Steps of Proactive Career Development.

Join the 5th and final presentation on Friday, November 20th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. And make sure to tune into Illinois State University's Future Teacher Conference happening on November 13th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
A one-day virtual conference for high school students considering a career in education

November 17th: BNHRC Session: Workplace Trends For 2021 And Beyond

  • Check out local job opportunities with the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Community Job Board.
  • Money Mentors Program is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. The program is a network of trained volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals who request help with personal money management. If you interested in being paired with a mentor, please complete this registration form.

  • The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is hosting a Virtual College Leadership Summit on November 6th & 7th, from 9:00 am to 1 pm . The free two-day summit will engage college students in critical reflection on the topics of social justice, human rights, and inclusion. Students will also hear from inspirational speakers who have made a difference in their communities. Read More Here.

  • The Illinois 60 by 25 Network Organizers- Advance Illinois, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University (EdSystems), and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)- are establishing a Student Advisory Council to gather feedback on how students experience various initiatives that the Network supports. The Council will consist of 12 members who are expected to participate in up to three meetings per academic year. The Network is is seeking assistance in identifying two high school students from Mclean County to apply to join the inaugural cohort. The application deadline is due on December 1st. Read More Here.
  • Keep up to date on COVID-19 in McLean County through the BN Prepared website. The website includes resources and information for employees, the community and employers.
For information about COMPACT or information in this newsletter
contact Jancy LaFollette,Workforce Development/COMPACT Manager