Talent Pipelines

We are dedicated to strengthening our talent pipeline by working closely with area institutions and our local schools.

Morton is ideally located less than 45 miles and under an hour’s drive from 12 different colleges and universities, providing your company a robust workforce pool from which to draw.  These are students accustomed to this community and the chances of them staying for a job opportunity are significant. 

At the EDC, we maintain relationships with the local schools in order to work collaboratively and help align their academic programs and graduating students with your workforce needs.  Please find a list of possible workforce pipelines below.

Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Ave.
Peoria IL 61606

Eureka College
300 E. College Ave.
Eureka IL, 61530

Heartland Community College 
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal IL 61761

Illinois Central College 
East Peoria IL
309-999-4500 (Peoria campus)

Illinois State University 
Normal IL

Illinois Wesleyan University 
1312 Park St.
Bloomington IL 61701

Lincoln College (Normal Location)
715 W. Raab Rd.
Normal IL 61761

Lincoln Christian University 
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln IL 62656

Robert Morris University (Peoria Campus)
211 Fulton
Peoria IL

Spoon River College 
23235 N. County Hwy 22
Canton IL 61520

The Morton community prioritizes workforce readiness throughout a student’s entire education.

Opportunities at the Junior High Level:

  • STEAM CareerMaker Lab at Morton Junior High School
  • CareerSpark Event held by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council:  This once a year event provides a full day to explore, experience, and be inspired by the careers available in the Greater Peoria Area.  Morton students have attended since its inception and the program grows every year.
  • Junior Achievement: Morton students have access to a range of Junior Achievement programs to help give them the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart economic choices.

Opportunities at the High School Level

  • Junior Achievement programs for the High School Level
  • Morton Mentor matches Morton CUSD 709 High School students with local mentors possessing professional knowledge, skills, contacts, and resources.
  • Manufacturing Expos