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CareerTEC Contact Information


Partnering to prepare students for tomorrow's careers


CareerTEC (Career and Technical Education Consortium) is a consortium of 6 high school districts in northwest Illinois; Dakota, Durand, Freeport, Orangeville, Pearl City, and Pecatonica. CareerTEC is designed for local high school students. The purpose of the consortium is to coordinate and deliver Career and Technical Education programs preparing students for careers and college after high school providing dual credit and industry recognized certificates. Programs are designed to meet the workforce needs and start to fill the talent pipeline in high growth and demands fields. To accomplish this purpose, a team of business and community members, parents and educators continually assess and define a plan that guides current initiatives and efforts.

CareerTEC programs provide real world content in the classroom and through hands- on experiences in industry settings. Students receive a solid background, skills, and experience in their chosen program. Applications for all programs (Year 1 & Year 2) are available from school counselors. Students must have credits indicating they are of junior or senior status when starting any program except NJROTC, which is for 9-12th graders.



Core values are those things that a group considers to be fundamental to its existence.  They are the basic principles on which an organization runs.  From these core values derive the mission and goals that set the direction of the organization. 

Members of the Career and Technical Education Consortium (CareerTEC) believe in the following core values:

  • Mutually beneficial partnerships between schools, between business and education and between parents, communities and schools will allow us to share resources and accomplish more than we can accomplish alone.
  •  All students need career development opportunities that are meaningfully sequenced throughout their educational years K-12.
  • Career preparation must focus on preparing students for careers of the future through innovative, creative programs.



Arising out of these core values we affirm the following statement of mission and purpose for CareerTEC:

Partnering to prepare students for tomorrow’s careers.


Administrative office location:

2037 W. Galena Ave

Freeport, IL 61032


815.235.8050 fax


Brian Greene, Director



Jody Ackerman, Bookkeeper



Colleen Mills, Administrative Asst./Events Coordinator/Website Contact