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  ILCAE Update - June 21 - Save The Date Next Meeting  
  Dean Dittmar  3/30/2022 10:22:00 AM  

Hi ILCAE Members and Advisory Members to ILCAE:

Thank you to everyone that attended the March 25th ILCAE meeting.  Below is a meeting recap:
  • Next Meeting - Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11 am - 4 pm, IAA Building, Bloomington, in conjunction with the IAVAT Conference 100th Anniversary Reception at 5 pm and Banquet
    at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington.  More details to follow.
  • Revised constitution was approved.  View - right side
  • Draft meeting minutes.  View - middle of page.
  • FCAE Grant RFP Selection Process - View - page 3, #5
  • Illinois Agri-Food Workforce Collaborative Student Engagement Exercise
    in Reviewing Ag Career Videos - Draft summary is attached.
  • House Bill 3296 - Amends the School Code. Requires a school district to offer a program to
    prepare students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 for a career and technical education
    pathway by introducing students to career exploration opportunities that allow students to
    explore a wide variety of high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand career fields. Sets forth what
    a school district shall provide in its career and technical education pathway program. 
    The bill was amended in the Senate and passed out of committee unanimously. It appears to be viewed positively at this point. (from Jessica Nardulli)
  • The FY23 budget with the Ag Ed Line Item increase, total $7,050,000, is moving through the General Assembly.
  • View FCAE monthly reports.
  • View FCAE yearly update.
  • View ag teacher vacancies and candidates.  68 openings with 33 filled.
Thank you for your support and involvement.  
Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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