Peoria Pathways to Prosperity Partners on New GPEAK Initiative

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 fulfilling careers and meaningful employment by certifying essential workforce skill attainment. The system is founded on the state’s top 10 Essential Employability Competencies and regionally defined Key Performance Indicators. The new system is an outcome of the Regional Workforce Alliance, comprised of 70 community businesses, community-based organizations and educational partners, and the statewide Workforce Equity Initiative program, in which ICC oversees 14 other Illinois community colleges.