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North FCS Students Earn Credentials, College Credit

Thirty students in Julie Lear’s Niles North Family and Consumer Sciences courses earned Early Childhood Education (ECE) Level 1 Credentials and Dual Credit from Oakton Community College and Harper College.

Gateways Credentials are symbols of professional achievement that show knowledge, skills and experience in caring and educating for children. Credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development. Some employers require Gateways Credentials and use credentials to help them in their hiring decisions. High School students who achieve this credential have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois Gateways Scholarship Opportunity upon graduation.

The following students earned their Early Childhood Level 1 Gateways credential:  Reshma Kurian, Maxwell Davito, Nina Dinkha, Tom Ecker, Beatriz Santos, Rebecca Bral, Caitlyn Huynh, Mary Helen Youseph, Neha Jaffery, Grace Dentzer, Maria Araujo, Madison Irons, Emiko Van Horn, China Ruffin, Dylan Ramirez, Annie Ewart, Mina Torres, Destiny Rodriguez, Sandy Qaryo, Savannah Reinhardt, Carole Garcia, Lejla Kisija, Jude Sweilem, and Areeba Amin.

The following Niles North Early Childhood Education Level 2 students have successfully completed the course and will receive 3 college credits for Child Growth and Development ECE 102 at Oakton Community College.  The Dual Credit Earners are:  Isis Evans, Emma Groner, Alex Salcido, Namirah Kahn, and Stephany Youkhanna.

Alma (DJ) Djurovic, a Fashion Workshop Student, earned her Proficiency Credit for FAS100- Industrial Sewing Methods through Harper College. She earned 3 college credits through D219’s articulation with Harper College. She  demonstrated her skills of advanced construction techniques through portfolio samples and construction of three highly constructed garments using the industrial sewing machine.