Regional Workforce Alliance
Co-Chairs: Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey and Joshua Gunn
WORKING GOAL: Create the regional workforce required to stabilize and grow our economy by systemically connecting employers, educators, and community-based organizations with high school graduates, the under-credentialed, and adults with multiple barriers to ensure 60% of the region’s population has the required certifications to obtain gainful employment.
Regional Workforce Pathways
- Emerging Workforce Pathway: Addresses Middle School/Career Exploration, High School Career Experiences/College Credits, Career Decisions, Post-Secondary Credentials (Community College/Trade School, Apprenticeships, Regional 4-Year Colleges/Universities focused on retaining the recently credentialed in the Greater Peoria region)
- Working Adult Up-skill Pathway: Targets under-employed and under-credentialed adults with work experience to obtain credentials that address workforce gaps. Earn and Learn – short-term to under 3 years
- Multiple Barrier: Focuses on adults who swirl through Community-Based Organizations and support systems with little to no credentials or work experience to qualify for entry-level job stabilization