Chicago Area Media Tour Dates Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs

September 11, 2018 

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka; (703) 683-9312

Chicago Area Media Tour Dates Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs
National, IL ACTEs to host media tours through Chicago metro area from Sept. 19-21

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced a joint media tour in the Chicago metropolitan area with the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE). The two associations will visit six career and technical education (CTE) programs between Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 21.

  • Ridgewood High School (Norridge, 9/19)
  • Carl Schurz High School (Chicago, 9/19)
  • Stephen T. Mather High School (Chicago, 9/19)
  • Technology Center of DuPage (Addison, 9/20)
  • College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, 9/20)
  • Lockport Township High School East (Lockport, 9/21)
  • Shepard High School (Palos Heights, 9/21)

Members of the media, state legislators and local policymakers are invited to attend. The tours will provide firsthand insight into the innovative CTE programs in the area, as well as an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from both associations, school administrators, educators and students. The tour comes less than two months after President Donald Trump signed the first major piece of education legislation of his presidency, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

Traveling to each stop on the tour will be: Cindy Stover, IACTE Executive Director; Alice Slager, IACTE President; and Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager.

Event dates, times and locations are below. Please RSVP to Jarrod Nagurka, or for any questions, contact: or (703) 473-5097.

Full Schedule for Chicago Metro Area Media Tour

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Ridgewood High School
Time: 8:00AM—10:30AM
Address: 7500 West Montrose Ave., Norridge, IL 60706
Programming: Geometry in Construction, Algebra II in Business, Senior Year Pilot 

Carl Schurz High School
Time: 11:00AM
Address: 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
Programming: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Digital Media, Pre-Engineering, Automotive Technology

Stephen T. Mather High School
Time: 1:30PM
Address: 5835 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
Programming: Pre-Law, Game Programming, Web Design 

Thursday, Sept. 20

Technology Center of DuPage
Time: 8:00AM
Address: 301 S Swift Rd., Addison, IL 60101
Programming: Cosmetology, EMT/Fire Science, Welding, Nurse Aide Training Program, Auto Service 

College of DuPage
Time: 12:30PM
Address: 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Programming: Technology Programs Manufacturing, HVACR, Welding, Horticulture, Electro-Mechanical

Friday, Sept. 21

Lockport Township High School East Campus
Time: 9:00AM—11:00AM
Location: 1333 E. 7th St., Lockport, IL 60441
Programming: Auto Tech, AutoCAD, Culinary, Preschool, Building Trades, Entrepreneurship

Shepard High School
Time: 12:00PM—3:00PM
Location: 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463
Programming: IT, CISCO, Business Microsoft Certification, AutoCAD, Certifications and Dual Credit 


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.