Greater Peoria Piloting Talent Pipeline Management Process

The Regional Workforce Alliance in Greater Peoria has been busy implementing a holistic approach to mapping its regional talent pipeline to gain a more comprehensive view of their workforce skills and potential gaps that exist. The group has identified the Talent Pipeline Management process (a best practice from the Regional Chamber of Commerce) as a […]

D214 Interdisciplinary Learning Project Featured in Daily Herald

Science and theater teachers from Hersey High School teamed up to create “John Hersey Medical Center,” in which Introduction to Heath Care students were doctors and acting students were patients. The interdisciplinary learning project was featured in the Daily Herald.

2022 Work-Based Learning in Evanston

MEAC, in partnership with Evanston Township High School (ETHS) is currently recruiting students and employers for the iKit Spring Job Shadow Program and the iKit Summer Internship Program. Thirty students have applied for both programs and have expressed interest in the healthcare and manufacturing pathways. Ten employers are participating and the ETHS Foundation is fully […]

Black Hawk Region Completes PaCE Training, Hires Staff

In February, Black Hawk Region Pathways completed a region-wide PaCE training with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Schools from Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties participated in the training and developed a customized framework.  Black Hawk Region Pathways looks forward to schools using the framework and making additions to their programs to meet all the […]

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Selected for National Workforce Training Program

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, the voice of and catalyst for business success in the Aurora region, is elated to announce that it is one of seven organizations to be selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a new national program to help strengthen chamber of commerce partnerships with community […]

2022 Conference: Equity First

The 2022 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Annual Conference on February 28 to March 3 will be virtual and free to attend.

Manufacturing Day

conomic Development Corporation (CSEDC) successfully hosted their annual Manufacturing Day virtual sessions with businesses and high schools from across the Chicago Southland.

Greater Peoria Hosts Fifth Annual CareerSpark

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and their partners at Junior Achievement of Central Illinois collaborated with local volunteer employers to create 48 industry-specific virtual booths representing eight different career clusters.