Regional Office of Career & Technical Education



Regional Office of Career & Technical Education
2201 Toronto Road, Room 283
Springfield, IL  62712-3808
Phone:  217/529-3716
Fax:  217/529-8361

Mary Jo Wood, Director

March 16, 2020 - Message from the Director regarding COVID-19 and CONNECT! Career Day


Our office was given information late last night that one of our representatives at Career Day was the third person in the county to test positive for the corona virus.  She was representing the State Treasure’s Office.  There was minimal exposure as she was one booth that not many students approached.  She was behind an 8 foot table with her back to the wall.  Those students not approaching her and that were in the aisle in front of her table were 8 to 10 feet from her.  She is recuperating at home.

Per Conversation with the health department, the health department will reach out to those who were in direct contact with her per their review and evaluation of her.

If anyone experiences symptoms they are to contact their physician or call the SCDPH hotline at 217-321-2606 M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Sangamon County Department of Public Health March 15th Press Release is here

Mary Jo Wood, Director

The Education For Employment System (EFE) is a public education system that contributes to the preparation of students for successful entry into employment and/or post—secondary education/training, creating a workforce ready for the 21st Century. The Region serves as a liaison to the Illinois State Board of Education. Its purpose is to administer and coordinate over 120 career and technical education (CTE) programs to approximately 7000 students in the Region’s 17 high schools and Capital Area Career Center, while also working closely with more than 180 Administrators, Counselors, and Career and Technical Education Teachers. The intent of the consortium is to seek out and administer state and federal resources to deliver quality career and technical education within each region. 


Mary Jo Wood

Taylor Cook
Projects Coordinator

Elizabeth Thai
Administrative Assistant

Darletta Staley

EFE Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide Staff Development Activities
  • Assist with Program Improvement and Curriculum Development
  • Provide Resources, Supplies, Equipment to Programs
  • Write & Administer State & Federal Grants
  • Data Collector, Providing Assistance in Areas of Accountability and Performance

ROCTE Board of Control

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Wednesday Nov 11 - Friday Nov 13

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