Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS)


A quality instructional framework in Illinois for the implementation of Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs, as defined by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). ICAPS provides an accelerated pathway to an industry-recognized credential through training partnerships—such as Career and Technical Education or an approved training provider—to serve adult education students, including English language learners, at the same time that they are completing their Illinois high school diploma and/or improving their English language. Instruction and training are supplemented by support courses, comprehensive student support services, and augmented by collaborative teaching practices between workforce training instructors and basic skills instructors.