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GPEAK: A free and open resource for ensuring essential skill competency for employers and individuals in our region.

What is GPEAK?

GPEAK MEASURES an individual’s demonstration of essential skills and knowledge needed for meaningful employment, while encouraging participants to reflect on their growth and development of essential skills.

GPEAK VALIDATES and communicates this information in a manner recognized by employers and education and training institutions across the greater Peoria region.

GPEAK SERVES our community with a free and open platform for students, professionals and employers in the region. By January 2021, the Illinois Central College website will be the main hub for GPEAK information.

GPEAK Lead Partners
GPEAK Competencies and Performance Indicators

At the foundation of the GPEAK system are the state’s Essential Employability Competencies and a set of related Performance Indicators defined through extensive input from Peoria-area stakeholders. Competencies in the GPEAK system are organized under three main headings:

Interested in learning more about how your organization and participate in the January 2021 Launch of GPEAK? Drop us a line below!

Individuals from the following local organizations participated in the development of GPEAK:

American Red Cross
Andersen Windows
Associated Bank
Bradley University
Career Link
Caterpillar Inc.
Chase Bank
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
East Peoria High School
Eureka College
Excalibur Seasoning Co.
Express Employment Prof.

Farnsworth Group
Goodwill Industries
Greater Peoria Family YMCA
Heart Technologies
Illini Bluffs High School
Illinois Central College
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Jim Maloof/REALTOR
Junior Achievement of Central Illinois
Komatsu America Corp.
Lincoln College
Methodist College of Nursing
Morton Economic Development Council
Morton Industries
Neighborhood House
OSF Healthcare

P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Peoria
Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
Peoria Friendship House
Peoria Public Schools
PNC Bank
Prairie State Legal Services
Southside Mission
The Kim Group
Tri County Urban League
Unity Point Health
Washington High School
Wells Fargo
West Central Building & Construction
Trades Council

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