iBi - August 2012

Roadmap to Employment: All Hands on Deck

by Heather Swick

The job market is flooded with college graduates settling for minimum-wage work and laid-off workers whose former jobs no longer exist. While many industries are floundering, others are growing—and they’re starved for a workforce that’s seldom aware of the potential opportunities.

Changing Peoria's Educational Landscape

by Cindy Ardis Jenkins
Quest Charter Academy

Quest is transforming the education of hundreds of students each year through a rigorous curriculum and unique “No Excuses” philosophy.

A Shift to 21st Century Learning

by Sean Fitts
Peoria Academy

Today’s education model must employ a curriculum based in collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, technology and imagination.

A Degree for the Game

by Stevie Sigan

Bradley’s interdisciplinary game design concentration is fostering the next generation of programmers, simulators, modelers and storytellers.

Educating our Workforce

by Ally Krebeck
EDC for Central Illinois

What is the most important resource in any economy? People.

A Focus on Early Education Will Pay Off

by Doug Stewart
PNC Bank

PNC Bank’s "Grow Up Great” school-readiness program creates strategic community partnerships to help prepare children for success in school and life.


A Learning Laboratory

by Stevie Sigan

Peoria Regional High School at Wildlife Prairie Park offers students a fundamental education experience in a unique learning environment.