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DuPage Area Occupational Education System (DAOES)

Welcome to the DuPage Area Occupational Education System

DAOES, an Illinois Education for Employment (EFE) system, has two major functions:
  • planning for the delivery of Career and Technical Education (CTE) for a geographical area in Chicago’s western suburbs, and
  • operating the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD), a Career & Technology Education center  for 11th & 12th graders.
Located in Addison, Illinois, about 20 miles west of Chicago, DAOES provides services to schools and accepts enrollment from 14 high achieving school districts in the DuPage County area. DAOES serves students in the same geographical area as the College of DuPage. The System provides Career & Technical Education support to over 50,000 9-12 graders and more than 4,000 certified high school staff.
Member districts include: Hinsdale Township High School District 86, Glenbard Township High School District 87, DuPage High School District 88, Community High School District 94, Community High School District 99, Fenton Community High School District 100, Lake Park Community High School District 108, Wheaton Warrenville CUSD District 200, Westmont CUSD 201, Lisle CUSD 202, Naperville  CUSD 203, Lyons Township H.S. District 204, Indian Prairie School District 204, and Elmhurst CUSD 205.

DAOES Mission


It is our mission to help students understand and prepare for career opportunities. 

To address this mission, DAOES will:

  • Provide high quality educational programs

  • Create learning environments that are stimulating and productive

  • Use an integrated approach to enhance the academic, technical, and personal skills of students

  • Provide leadership in staff training and curriculum development

  • Continually challenge staff and students to excel