Getting Involved in Local Schools - Interest Form
VALEES member schools and Career Centers would be excited to have your company participate in a variety of opportunities to further the career development of middle and high school students.

VALEES member districts and Career Centers include: Batavia, Earlville, East Aurora, Fox Valley Career Center, Geneva, Hinckley/Big Rock, Indian Creek, Indian Valley Vocational Center, Kaneland, Leland, Newark, Oswego SD308, Plano, Sandwich, Serena, Somonauk, West Aurora, Yorkville.

After completing this survey, someone from the VALEES office will contact you within one week to connect you to opportunities for involvement!
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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Title *
Phone Number *
Do you prefer to be contacted by phone or email? *
Company Name *
Company Address *
Company City *
Company Zip Code *
In which of the seven Illinois State Board of Education Career and Technical Education endorsement areas does your company's work most closely align? *
If you are a graduate of a VALEES School or Career Center, please list the name of the School or Career Center below.
Please indicate below how your company would like to be involved in middle and high school Career and Technical Education programs in the VALEES region.
Career fair. Host a table or booth at a middle or high school career fair. Time commitment would be a full day. *
Guest speaking in a middle or high school classroom about your career and your industry. Approximately one hour commitment per guest speaking opportunity. *
Hosting a virtual field trip via video conferencing or hosting a field trip to your business (post-COVID). Approximately a 2-3 hour commitment the day of the visit. *
Serving on a business advisory board. Meeting once or twice annually with the program teacher and administrator along with other industry professionals from the field to review curriculum and ensure alignment of skills and knowledge to industry expectations. Approximate time commitment 1.5 - 2 hour meeting. *
Mock interview. Once a year, mock interview students as if you were an employer hiring for an entry-level position and they were applying for the position. Time commitment could be half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours). *
Designing a team-based challenge. Approximately 2-3 hour commitment to define a problem from your industry that teams of students could solve using the skills and knowledge from their CTE program. Not an ongoing commitment. *
Serving as a mentor during a team-based challenge. Over the course of 6 - 12 weeks, provide support, advice, mentorship to student teams completing a team-based challenge. Approximately six hours of contact spread across the weeks of the team-based challenge. Contact with student teams could be virtual, via email, or in-person at the school. *
Host a job shadow student. Approximately a half day (three hours) or full day (six hours) commitment to host a student and show that student the world of work. *
Host a work-based learning experience (internship). Experience could be paid or unpaid. Commitment would be a minimum of 60 hours of internship placement for the student per semester. Additional commitment would include at least three semester check-ins with teacher coordinator of internship and completion of internship paperwork including evaluation of student progress. *
Please describe other ways you would like to be involved in Career and Technical Education programs.
If you have a School or Career Center you prefer to focus your involvement at, please list that School or Career Center here.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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