Each hour-long, live online seminar will give local workers the
opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts and connect
with a community of likeminded professionals.
and Logan County are members of the Greater Peoria Economic
Development Council. As such, residents of Logan County are
invited to take advantage of free programs offered through the GPEDC.
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- Creating a career working from home
- Starting a consulting business
- Building a freelance business
- Launching an online shop
- Selling products online
This program was created by Jennifer Daly and Cassie Boorn to
show local workers how they can leverage online tools to build a new
Jennifer is the CEO of the Greater Peoria Economic Development
Council, and committed to creating opportunities to professionals
who might be leaving Caterpillar — and anyone else facing a career
change. “Our ultimate goal is to help our workforce grow and
diversify. We are hopeful these tools and activities will be helpful
to those in transition and will provide an avenue for our friends to
optimize their skillset in Greater Peoria,” Daly says.
Cassie is the Founder of the Peoria-based startup, Modern Thrive.
Cassie spent five years working remotely from her home in Peoria,
building online marketing programs for some of the largest brands in
the world. She left her full-time position at Disney Interactive two
years ago to launch her own freelance consulting business. She was
able to replace her full-time income within six months, and wanted
to find a way to help other professionals do the same. She launched
Modern Thrive last spring, and has served more than 1,500
professionals from around the world.
“We all know that the path to building a successful career looks
nothing like it did ten years ago. Online platforms have created new
career opportunities that never existed before. Professionals
everywhere now have the ability to launch a business, monetize their
skills, and design a career around their personal passions from the
comfort of their own home,” says Boorn.
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The series of seminars will begin on Tuesday, February 16th from
Registration is open now. The program is completely free but there is limited
space, so reserve your spot today!
Register online at modernthrive.com/StayGP
About Modern Thrive:
Modern Thrive is an online learning platform designed to help professional build
fulfilling and sustainable careers. We provide practical education for today’s
professionals through career coaching, workshops and free resources.
About The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council:
The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, in collaboration with our local
economic and workforce development professionals, drives economic growth in
Greater Peoria through targeted business and talent development and attraction.
[Kate Carroll, Director of Workforce
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council]