The City of Peoria, along with collaborating agencies, will sign a new joint resolution to extend the Peoria Pathways to Prosperity (PP2P) agreement. Designed to increase high-school completion rates and to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills for employment, the PP2P initiative provides students with resume building experience that will facilitate finding employment following graduation.
“The renewal of the Peoria Pathways to Prosperity agreement marks another huge step forward for the collaboration assembled here,” said Mayor Jim Ardis. “Bar none, there is nothing more important than increasing high school and post-secondary education outcomes for our children. Our current and future employers desire and demand a well-educated, highly skilled and well-trained workforce and PP2P will help us achieve those results.”
Peoria Pathways to Prosperity was created through the signing of a joint resolution on June 23, 2014. This agreement united the Illinois Assistance Commission and Jobs for the Future with the Peoria Public Schools, the CEO Council , Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, Focus Forward Central Illinois, the Peoria Federation of Teachers, and Illinois Central College.
The public is invited to attend the signing ceremony on December 10 and 11:00 a.m. at City Hall, 419 Fulton Street in the 4th floor Council Chambers. A report on the progress of the program will be given as well as upcoming plans that will be introduced on January 2016.
*Story from the City of Peoria Office of the Mayor.