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What is EFE #185

Education for Employment

The Education For Employment (EFE) System is a regional delivery system designed to administer the efficient delivery of career and technical education.  A governing Board made up of Superintendents, or their designees governs each EFE.  As an educational cooperative, EFE’s are not-for-profit entities that function under guidelines contained in a joint agreement to benefit public school districts.  EFE Systems were founded by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in 1985 under the Illinois School Code that establishes Intergovernmental Agreements between participating school districts.

Quad City CTE Consortium

The Quad City Career and Technical Education (CTE) Consortium (QCC TEC) is formed by a joint agreement between sixteen member school districts with high schools located in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, and Stark counties in Illinois.

Formed in 2007 by the merger of the Quad City VoTech Region, EFE 210, and Tri-County VoTech Region, EFE 180, the Quad City CTE Consortium is governed by a Board of Control.  This Board of Control is comprised of the Superintendent from each of the member school districts.  Under the authority of the Board of Control, United Township High School District #30 acts as the administrative, legal, and fiscal agent for the Quad City CTE Consortium.

The programs and activities of the Quad City CTE Consortium are under the direction of the System Director, who is employed by the administrative agent.  The System Director reports to the Board of Control and the administrative agent’s Board of Education.

The purposes of the Education For Employment System and Quad City CTE Consortium are:
  • manage state and federal resources designed to deliver quality CTE programs in an efficient manner
  • to provide leadership, support, and technical assistance for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) programs
  • submit and administer career and technical education related grants and disperse funds and services to member districts, provide curriculum and program development
  • provide staff professional development opportunities for teachers, counselors and administrators
  • collect data to provide assistance in the areas of accountability and the development of performance standards
  • assist schools with technology and equipment updates
  • provide the infrastructure for linking K-12 education with community colleges/universities, business, and industry
  • provide assistance to CTE “Special Populations” students.  This includes students who are academically, financially, educationally, or physically disadvantaged
  • enable all students to be prepared for employment, continuing education, and productive citizenship in today’s global market