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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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