The Peoria Regional Workforce Alliance hosted its summer retreat on June 12. They had a keynote address from representatives from the Vienna School District, who discussed lessons learned in implementing the Postsecondary and Career Expectations Framework, and a business panel comprised of representatives from the banking/finance, construction, IT, and healthcare sectors addressed key questions about workforce […]
5,000 students in the Greater Peoria area are attending the CareerSpark You’re Hired, a multi-industry career hiring fair event which launched virtually February 2, 2023 and will continue through June 19, 2023. This on-demand expo for high school students provides numerous exhibits showcasing our region’s diverse companies in healthcare, manufacturing, business, agriculture and more.
The Regional Workforce Alliance has adopted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce best practice improvement process of Talent Pipeline Management to bring structure to their workforce development strategy by placing employers squarely in the center of the conversation. Since 2021, the Regional Workforce Alliance has conducted the TPM survey and reporting process for employers in their […]
Over 400 volunteers from 100+ organizations and 15 sponsors came together to host 4,100 8th graders from 65 schools for CareerSpark, a hands-on career exploration on October 5-6, 2022.
Illinois Central College, Bradley University, and Eureka College, along with 40 community partners, will receive once-in-a-generation funding of nearly $15 million to develop 1,000 skilled IT employees over the next three years.
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 […]
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.
Illinois Central College (ICC), in partnership with Peoria’s CEO Council and Regional Workforce Alliance, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Jobs for the Future, and Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University (EdSystems), are pleased to announce the launch of Greater Peoria Essential Abilities and Knowledge (GPEAK). GPEAK prepares individuals for […]
Peoria partners recently hosted a 15-person delegation of Puerto Rican mayors, employers, and educators to learn about Pathways to Prosperity program.
The Peoria Pathways to Prosperity team and its partners completed a pilot manufacturing pre-apprenticeship and are scaling it to engage approximately 40 students across four school districts and multiple manufacturing employers for AY 2018.