(110 ILCS 148/15)
Postsecondary and career expectations.
(a) By no later than July 1, 2017, ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, and ISAC, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders, shall jointly adopt and publicize model postsecondary and career expectations for public school students in grades 8 through 12. The model postsecondary and career expectations shall define activities that school districts, parents, and community-based organizations should support students in completing and related knowledge students should possess by no later than the end of each grade level. The model postsecondary and career expectations must address the following categories:
(1) career exploration and development;
(2) postsecondary institution exploration,
(3) financial aid and financial literacy.
(b) By July 1, 2023, ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, and ISAC, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders, shall jointly adopt and publicize an update to the model postsecondary and career expectations that extends the expectations to grade 6 and includes such other revisions and updates as the agencies deem appropriate.
(c) By July 1, 2024, ISBE shall consult with a statewide organization representing businesses and manufacturing. After consultation, ISBE shall publish and maintain on its website a current database, organized by region, of employer champions for work-based learning and career readiness systems and programs. Each employer must consent to its designation as a champion and its information being published in the database. In addition, ISBE shall publish and maintain on its website an inventory of resources available to support school districts in implementing College and Career Pathway Endorsements, including sector-specific resources.
(Source: P.A. 102-917, eff. 1-1-23