Press Kit

Dear Partners,

We are ONE workforce! Join us at the WIOA Summit 2023 where local core partner staff and board members come together to share their expertise with the workforce system. Learn from passionate peers and experts about practical guidance on service and system integration.

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About the Summit:

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Summit reflects the commitment to collaboration and the unified mission fostered by WIOA law. The Summit is designed to assist our local core partner staff and board members, by providing practical guidance on service and system integration.

2023 WIOA Summit: We are ONE workforce!


  • May 11, 2023 (Lunch will be provided)
  • May 12, 2023


  • Embassy Suites and Conference Center East Peoria, IL
  • 100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611

Keynote Speaker: Juan Salgado, Chancellor City Colleges of Chicago

Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities.

From 2001 to 2017, he served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability.

As Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, he oversees Chicago’s community college system, serving more than 50,000 students across seven colleges, 75 percent of whom are Black and Latinx students.

Under his leadership, City Colleges of Chicago has seen an increase in student graduation rates to the highest level on record, an unprecedented systems-level partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, the launch of Fresh Start, a first-ever debt forgiveness program, the completion of two new major state-of-the-art facilities, a re-energizing of fundraising for student supports, and campus specific plans focused on equity in student outcomes, among other efforts.

Chancellor Salgado is a community college graduate himself, earning an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College, prior to earning a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chancellor Salgado has been nationally recognized for his work, including as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.  Among his civic commitments, he serves as a board member of the Obama Foundation and a Class C Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.​

Keynote Speaker: Brooks Harper Author, Speaker, Career Expert

Brooks Harper is the premier College and Workforce Readiness speaker in America! He provides Keynotes, Workshops, and Training Material for students and professionals helping them discover, develop, market and sell their talents, skills and abilities that bring tangible value to the market place. He connects-the-dots between today’s decisions and tomorrow’s college and career options. Brooks draws from 15 years of leadership experience in Corporate America to invest in and inspire our current and future workforce!

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