Working for Workforce COMPACT Meeting

Working for Workforce

April 17th, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Heartland Community College
Astroth Community Education Center (ACEC) Auditorium
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As a part of the official announcement recognizing the McLean County Community COMPACT becoming a subsidiary of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, we're inviting members of our community to attend the Working for Workforce COMPACT Meeting on Tuesday, April 17th from 3:30 - 5:00pm at Heartland Community College in the Astroth Community Education Center (ACEC) Auditorium.


We're seeking help from ALL in our community:

Educators, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and others

interested in securing the McLean County talent pipeline

are welcome to attend!


This meeting is particularly relevant during this time of uncertainty within the McLean County workforce. This meeting will provide a closer look inside the efforts of over 100 business and education leaders who have dedicated the past two years to our workforce development needs.


Last year the Chamber completed an employer needs survey (click button below for links to format, questions, and results) to gauge employer needs from its future employees. Attendees will review survey results, learn of three initiatives being proposed, and discover how they can contribute to and directly benefit from each.


Three breakout sessions include:


  • Inspire Platform by Career Cruising: Learn more about the soon-to-be-implemented cloud-based Inspire platform: a platform linking K-12 students to local employers and community mentors to provide students with real-world experience, enriching the local workforce and ultimately stimulating community growth.
  • Student Retention: Discussion-based session focusing on understanding the outmigration of students and how we can retain talent within our own community.
  • Essential Employability Skills: Training is being proposed to help entry-level employees exhibit effective decision-making, professionalism, communication, and customer service in the workplace. The Chamber survey and anecdotal dialogue indicated many local employers experience these skills gaps. This session will explain how this training for entry-level employees can be developed for and delivered to all employers in the region.


Don't miss your chance to help shape the

future of McLean County's workforce!


Additional Resources

Employer Needs Survey Executive Summary

Employer Needs Survey Questions

Employer Needs Survey Results

Logic Model Presentation


Questions? Contact the McLean County Chamber of Commerce at 309-829-6344.