Des Plaines Valley Region
DVR Education for Employment
2000 Fifth Avenue, Suite M103
River Grove, IL 60171

Frequently Requested Vendor Contacts

American Careers Magazine: NTO focused Parents Edition
Available from Career Communications – Ph: 913-362-7788 (Limited numbers available from ICSPS)

Career Cruising: College & Career Planning Software


  career cruising

Career Kids: Educational materials for Careers & guidance 
the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators.


  career kids

CTECS: software package designed to facilitate the management of work-based learning experiences. (formerly VTECS)


Hearlihy Drafting Supplies:  Model building   hearlihy

Imaginit Technologies:  AutoDesk Software



International Technology & Engineering Educators Association:  the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators.



Career Exploration materials from Cherry Lake Publishing.  Call Misty or Mary at 1-866-918-3956



Knowledge Matters:  believes that rich visual simulation-based learning will be the dominant educational trend of the next quarter century.  Management, Finance, Retailing & Restaurant  are class project simulation programs for Business education


Cengage Learning:  Mean Jeans Business community simulation for                    Business Education classes   cengage

Legos MindStorms:  robotics, specifically designed for use by teachers and other adults working with groups of children.  MINDSTORMS® Education software offers a user-friendly, icon-based interface that enables drag-and-drop programming.  Curriculum developed by Carnegie Mellon.


Naviance:  College & Career Planning Software   naviance

Pitsco:  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math classroom supplies



The Sous Chef 7 Educational Software:  Includes video features, quiz generator with a test bank of over 2,500 questions. Also, there are 70+ individual and group activities, printable PDF handouts, a page creator tool, & more, compatible with ProStart.



Relevant Classroom: Relevant Classroom is proud to be the official distributor of career cluster products. For more information about the States’ Career Clusters Initiative



Virtual Job Shadow (Strivven Media)


  virtual job shadow

Additional Vendor Resources:


Cambridge Educational

Career Communications Inc.

Chronicle Guidance Publications

College Prowler

EMC Publishing

Finney Company

Impact Publications

Internship Quest

Jaguar Educational

Kuder Inc.

Learner Worker

Linx Educational

Maupin House Publishing

New Careers Center

Nimco Inc.

Octamaron Associates


Rick Trow Productions

Ruggs Recommendations

Social Studies School Service (School Counselor Resources)

The Futures Channel

Wintergreen Orchardhouse

Woodburn Press

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