Career Development System (CDS) is one of the statewide network of Education for Employment (EFE) groups, whose primary goal is to establish quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that incorporate the knowledge and skills needed in life as an integral part of academic and CTE programming and emphasize the continuum of learning from elementary through post secondary education.

Carol Brooks
Pam Heim
Carol Brooks
Executive Director
Pam Heim
Office Projects Manager

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
School Holidays


Effective immediately, please use the following email addresses:

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The Career Development System service region:


CDS - our programs and projects...


Parents and Students ...

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Career and Technical Education information for everyone ...

Destination Imagination

  Curriculum Revitalization
Career Vision   Timely information about career and college: trends, events, success tips, resources, articles, calendar events, high school/college tip of the month and much more...

Career Solutions Publishing


Teachers - Administrators - Counselors - Business Partners!
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CTE Illinois

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CTE Making the Difference


Look Here

Are you a student?
Are you an employer?
Are you a graduate?
Are you an employee?
What do you think YOU'RE entitled to?
Entitlement Creed




16333 South Kilbourn Avenue | Oak Forest, Illinois 60452 | (708) 225-6021 |  Fax (708) 225-6025

This website maintained by CDS's Office Projects Manager - Pam Heim

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The Career Development System is an equal opportunity initiative. No person shall be denied access to any program on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or disability.
Career Development System cannot be responsible for information contained on websites other than this.  Any link to another website is provided as convenience only.
This website is funded through the State of Illinois Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant and the Federal Perkins Grant.
Disclaimers Click for the Career Development System Freedom of Information Act policy.
Executive Director, Carol Brooks, is the CDS Freedom of Information Act Officer.