District 88 shares information about career and college integrated pathways

District 88 is committed to providing multiple and flexible pathways for students to ensure they are college and career ready and continues to partner with colleges/universities and local businesses to expand these opportunities for students.

During the Oct. 17 District 88 Board of Education Meeting, District 88 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Yvonne Tsagalis shared updates/highlights regarding the district’s work in this area, including information about the following:

  • District 88’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Youth Apprenticeship Program

  • District 88’s Education Teacher Preparation course

  • College and career events hosted at Addison Trail and Willowbrook

  • Manufacturing field trips to provide students with hands-on industry experiences

  • An event District 88 hosted for local business professionals and chamber of commerce members from Addison, Lombard, Villa Park and the Oak Brook area to share business partnership opportunities

  • Flexibilities with graduation requirements that allow students to enroll in/pursue college and career integrated pathways

To view the presentation, click on the video above.

District 88 invites companies to collaborate with us and support our students through the initiatives below.

  1. Offer a career and college integrated pathway by providing:
    1. Tuition assistance 
    2. Competitive wages
    3. Flexible hours
    4. Short-term and long-term career pathways
    5. Other benefits

  2. Offer students exploratory career experiences in manufacturing and information technology through the Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Collaborative program.

  3. Become a vocational site for the District 88 Transition Program, which helps individuals ages 18 to 21 who have a variety of abilities learn life skills, obtain job training in a community setting and transition to a life of independence after District 88.

  4. Become a mentor for students at Addison Trail High School and/or at Indian Trail Junior High School in Addison School District 4. The purpose of the Mentor Program is to identify students “on the brink of success,” who will benefit from having a positive role model. Community members and business professionals are matched with students and meet for 30 minutes once a week.

  5. Advertise your business on a 36” x 60” printed banner displayed in the main gymnasium or on an athletic fence at Addison Trail and/or Willowbrook high schools.

For more details, go to www.dupage88.net/BusinessPartnerships.

For questions or more information, contact District 88 Director of Community Relations Dani Brink at dbrink@dupage88.net or 630-530-3989.