GP Pathways

Go Grow Your Future.

GP Pathways is a program of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council that connects middle and high school students and their parents and educators to career exploration information, resources, and activities in our region. The program seeks to identify and share information about the most critically needed job skills in Greater Peoria and support a system that trains those critical skills to support our employers’ future workforce needs.

Our GP Pathways Program includes:

Career development resources and tools on
The Discover Manufacturing Careers Expo for 8th Graders
The Discover Manufacturing Tours for High Schoolers
CICESS Secure Software Apprenticeship Program
Peoria Pathways to Prosperity Program for Peoria Public Schools

How Employers Can Help

There are several ways regional employers can support and leverage the GP Pathways program:

To learn more about employer opportunities, visit