A Publication of WTVP

In October, the Central Illinois Workforce Board hosted its Talent Force 21 Summit. The summit was an opportunity to highlight the progress of central Illinois in addressing the challenges facing our area as we seek to compete in a 21st century knowledge economy. The summit showcased the 10 Talent Force 21 challenges, two dozen challenge champions, and about 200 community leaders from 80 organizations.

One of the highlights of the summit was the presentation of the 2004 State of the Workforce Report, which reflected the activities and findings of the 10 challenge groups and identified benchmarks for the 10 challenges. A sample of the benchmarks for some of the challenges are summarized below: