About Us

Meet the Staff:

Laura Sullivan - Director lsullivan@eiefes.k12.il.us

Sally Shawver - Project Coordinator sshawver@eiefes.k12.il.us

Amy Burgess - Accounts Manager aburgess@eiefes.k12.il.us

About Us:

The Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System is a consortium of 25 school districts collaborating to update and upgrade Career and Technical education programs. In addition, the System provides guidance and resources for career awareness and development activities, K-12. The System is governed by a Board of Control comprised of the 25 superintendents from the participating school districts. Career and Technical education programs were developed with representatives from business and industry. The representatives continue to work with teachers from the region to analyze job related tasks and determine what skills need to be taught to prepare students for entry level employment. The System's programs are articulated with Lake Land College and specific agreements for advanced placement and dual credit at the community college are continually being developed.

Our service area includes school districts located in East Central Illinois in the counties of Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Moultrie and Shelby. The high schools range in size from 70 to 1,000 students.

Mission Statement:

The Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System will offer an activity-based educational program which provides a common core of cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills appropriate for all youth and a more specialized set of transferable skills appropriate for some youth who will enter a career soon after high school graduation. Programs will be organized in such a way that students can obtain general technological competencies which span the occupational spectra and are important for youth with different interests and abilities (college and non-college bound). At the more advanced grade levels, the career and technical education program will offer an organized set of transferable concepts and skills such that students have alternatives for direct entry into the workplace or furthering their education in preparation for a career. The program will emphasize the application of the humanities and technological studies in a manner such that students understand how learning relates to applications in real-world settings.

Board of Control

The Board of Control membership is comprised of each member district Superintendent and Chaired by our Administrative Agent, the ROE11 Regional Superintendent. Board meetings are typically held in August, September, January, February, and May or June.

FY2021 Joint Agreement Budget (Final) -Public Hearing on the budget was held Monday, September 28 at 9am at the ROE 11 Office in Charleston.

Public Hearing Notice for Comments on the FY21 Joint Agreement Budget (posted 8/28/20)

Grant Application FY21

The office has submitted a first draft of our Consolidated Grant Application which was approved by our Board at the September 28, 2020 meeting. The Grant was written based on input from the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and feedback from our schools.

Consolidated Grant Application

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment