Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework
The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or academic skills such as math and reading. The framework was developed through the collaboration of the Illinois Community College Board; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; representatives of Illinois businesses; local chambers of commerce; secondary, post-secondary and adult educators and professionals; and other important stakeholders.
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HST Sample Lesson Tutorial
A committee of business and education professionals began work in July 2005 to establish recommended content for a Health Science Technology (HST) orientation program and to determine a recommended structure for the Curriculum Revitalization Initiative (CRI) lesson plans, now part of MYcaert. The committee based the HST program content on the existing Illinois Agriculture model, the national Health Science Career Cluster program, and curriculum models from across the country. Over several months, they also identified a set of tasks for HST orientation level lessons. Using the tasks identified, teams of teacher/writers wrote lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and assessments for the orientation-level course in HST that is aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Heath Science Technology
The mission of the Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project headed by Illinois State University and funded by Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, is to facilitate and coordinate Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in public, secondary and post secondary schools in Illinois.
Provide state-wide coordination of CTE programs, career awareness and development of initiatives through the creation and dissemination of on-line activities and lesson plans relating to career exploration, career decision making and career guidance.
Illinois HOSA website - www.illinoishosa.org
IACTE website - www.iacte.org
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***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION***
Some heart attacks are sudden & intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.
Here are the signs that can mean a heart attack is happening!
If you or someone you're with has one or more of these signs, call 911 immediately.
Get to the hospital right away.
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM
THE AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION***
Stroke is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY! Every second counts, because TIME LOST is BRAIN LOST! Know these stroke warning signs and share them with others:
If you or someone with you has one or more of they signs,
Call 911 immediately so an ambulance -- ideally with advanced life support -- can come.
Check the time so you will know when the first symptoms appeared. It's important to take immediate action. If given within three (3) hours of the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug can reduce the long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.
Health Sciences STEM Profile
Developed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Health Sciences STEM Profile provides highlights and the nature of the Health Science industry in Illinois, as well as current and projected employment opportunities in health occupations throughout the state.
Health Science Career, Wages & Trends
Developed by Illinois workNet, the Health Sciences Career, Wages & Trends allows exploration of various career pathways (including Health Science), the skills and training required, and the job demand and wages in Illinois.
Health Science Technology Guide to Program Planning
Developed by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Articulated Program Guide for Health Occupations in the Secondary Schools suggests health occupations program course content and sequences to cover four full years of study for grades 9 through 12.
Health Science Technology Matrix
Developed by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Career Programs in Health Sciences Technology matrix presents suggested courses for 21 health occupation career clusters.
Health Science Technology Career Guide
Students searching for information about careers and training opportunities in the health professions in Illinois are able to find what they need in the expanded A Guide to Health Careers in Illinois. The Guide provides information on over 200 health science professions taught in over 580 training programs in Illinois.
Nurse Aide Testing home page
The information is provided in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), Illinois Nurse Assistant Competency Exam (INACE) project. You will find information about the requirements to become a CNA in the State of Illinois as well as documents needed to begin the process. https://nurseaidetesting.com/
HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY STATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - current listing of all Health Science Technology courses in Illinois for 2019
Additional HST resources are available on the Illinois State Board of Education's HST College and Career Readiness page.
For more information on health science technology resources visit the Illinois State Board of Education website