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2016 College Changes Everything Conference: Save the Date and Call for Proposals

from ISAC

Please mark your calendars for the 2016 College Changes Everything conference on July 21, 2016. This annual event is the state's premier college access and success event that focuses on effective practices and showcases resources available to help with increasing college access and college completion for students in support of the state's Goal 2025 — to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. The conference will take place at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. This year's them is Aligning Attainment with Employer Engagement and Economic Growth. Illinois' economic success requires providing college credentials aligned with current and future workforce needs at the state and regional levels. Engaging with employers more and highlighting the roles employers can play in helping students achieve success are essential in our collaborative effort to reach Goal 2025.

This year’s conference is an opportunity to further cultivate existing partnerships and develop new collaborations among educators and employers. One of the strengths of this conference is that it brings together a diverse audience from across the state: college access practitioners; high school leaders, counselors and case managers; college and university leaders and administrators; and policymakers and elected officials interested in higher education.

Call for Proposals: Due March 31, 2016 — We also encourage you to consider presenting a session on the college access and career readiness work taking place in your schools and communities by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with stakeholders from all over the state. The session proposal form is available on the 2016 College Changes Everything conference website. Completed session proposal forms need to be submitted by March 31. For additional information you can email more

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