Eye on Education: You’re invited to attend two college and career open house events

You're invited to attend two upcoming college and career open house events. See all the details below.

What: Symbol Training Institute Open House

This event is for students, parents/guardians, teachers and counselors to learn about the CNC Machining Fundamentals course, which helps students gain exposure to the modern machine shop environment and principles of manufacturing. Read more about the class at https://dupage88.net/site/page/15189. Attendees will explore machine automation up close and learn about the skills and many job opportunities in the technical manufacturing industry.

Symbol is an advanced manufacturing school that helps individuals achieve professional and career success by providing targeted and quality hands-on education. Classes are created with one goal in mind – to train students for the workforce by giving them the skills they need to find and retain employment. For more information, go to https://www.symboltraining.edu/.

When: 8 p.m. on Dec. 12

Where: Symbol Training Institute, 1413 Jeffrey Drive in Addison

For more information, and to register: Go to https://share.hsforms.com/1UJCQtEn1S5S4GkC9uqSInQ4pho7

What: Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) Spring 24 Open House

TCD offers DuPage County-area high school juniors and seniors 20 career and technical education (CTE) programs as part of their high school curriculum, as well as an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. For more information, go to https://www.tcdupage.org/. TCD programs include training in the following career pathway clusters:

  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A-V Technology & Communications
  • Education & Training
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
  • Transportation & Logistics

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2024

Where: TCD, 301 S. Swift Road in Addison

For questions or more information: Contact Izzy Castillo at 630-691-7601 or izzyc@tcdupage.org

District 88 is committed to providing multiple and flexible pathways for students to ensure they are college and career ready.

We continue to work with colleges, universities and local businesses to enhance these options and meet our students’ diverse and individual needs. We know these pathways are critical to help with the labor shortage and to connect students to hands-on, immersive experiences, as well as certifications, credentials and scholarships.

One of our top priorities is to remove barriers for all students to help them access employment and build positive futures. The focus is to connect them with viable short-term and long-term career options and work-based learning that can provide a supported pathway through their college pursuits.

District 88 students also have access to Advanced Placement/college-level and dual-credit classes, as well as externally credentialed and dual-credit career pathways in automotive technology, culinary arts, business careers, engineering, medical careers, PLTW (engineering and biomedical), teacher preparation, building trades and robust internship and paid apprenticeship programs in the manufacturing and technology fields. We have established a variety of apprenticeships, internships and vocational trainings, including the CTE Youth Apprenticeship Program, CNC Machining Fundamentals, The Education Teacher Preparation Program and Heritage Spanish Career Fluency.

For more information, go to www.dupage88.net/Pathways