JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Illinois PaCE: Support and Training

Listed below are several options ISAC offers to train and assist schools in understanding and adopting the Illinois PaCE Framework, developing a customized framework to fit their needs, and implementing a framework.

Support Options

We will continue to offer virtual presentations as an option, but we are happy to announce our return to in-person presentations. We will do our best to accommodate requests for in-person presentations based on location and availability of staff. If you have any questions, please contact us at isac.outreachtraining@illinois.gov or isac.pace@illinois.gov.

PaCE Overview

This session provides an overview of the Postsecondary Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act legislation, an in-depth explanation of the PaCE framework, the steps involved with creating and implementing your own school/district specific PaCE aligned framework, as well as PaCE support and resources available through ISAC.

To access past recordings, visit our On-Demand Webinars page.

PaCE Framework Development Workshop

This workshop takes a school/district team through the creation of their own PaCE aligned framework. During the workshop, an ISAC facilitator will lead a discussion with the team in order to build consensus and develop their own framework. Upon completion of the workshop, the school/district team will receive a formatted version of their framework from ISAC as a follow up. A school/district team is required in order to schedule a workshop.

Implementation Support

These sessions take a school/district team through the implementation of a PaCE Framework. During this series of three, one-hour meetings, an ISAC Staff member will meet with the implementation team to go over the three steps of the implementation process along with guiding them through the completion of the implementation worksheets and help answer any questions they may have. Upon completion of the implementation support, the implementation team will be equipped to implement their PaCE Framework. Only the initial meeting date needs to be included on the request form. The second and third meeting dates can be determined upon completion of the first meeting.

To schedule a session, please complete the PaCE Support Request Form, and for more information about the PaCE Framework, contact isac.pace@illinois.gov.

Training Options

PaCE Implementation Leader Training Webinars

The PaCE Implementation Leader Training will provide an in-depth perspective on the Illinois Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework and the implementation process for those who wish to serve as implementation leaders in their schools. Attendees of this training will be equipped to serve as PaCE Implementation Leaders in their schools or organizations. Upon completion of this two and a half hour virtual training, implementation leaders will have a better understanding on how to assist their schools in implementing the IL PaCE Framework, or can serve as a liaison between their school and ISAC, if the school wishes to create their own customized framework.