ECC offers a number of programs and services to assist individuals who are currently unemployed. Scholarships, financial aid, workshops, short-term job training opportunities and supportive services are just a few of the services available. Begin your journey today by contacting the program coordinator. Career services are available to Cook County residents living in Bartlett, Streamwood, Hanover Park and Elgin through ECC.
Short-Term Training Opportunities
Illinois WorkNet Center
30 DuPage Court, Elgin; 847-888-7900
A place to access quality services provided through a network of organizations designed to meet the workforce needs of business, job seekers and the community.
Illinois WorkNet Center
723 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, 847-981-7400
Workshops and convenient appointments can be scheduled at Hanover Township.
Two Rivers Head Start Agency
Employment training available for low-income residents of Kane County.
Supportive & Career Services
Academic & Transfer Advising
Whether you are in need of academic, educational success or personal/social advising, the advisors at ECC are here to assist you.
Adult Basic Education
Free ECC classes (for eligible students) in reading, writing, math, computers, U.S. Constitution, GED in English or Spanish, English as a second language, and citizenship instruction.
Career Development Services
Whether you’re looking for a part-time job to support your classroom experience and get first-hand knowledge about your major and career, or you want to acquire the skills you need to get a full-time professional position, ECC's Career Development Office is here to help.
Special Programs at ECC
These services are available to provide supportive services and assistance to qualifying students.
Age 50+ Programs
These programs focus on helping you get quickly re-trained for new jobs and back into the workforce by offering services specifically designed to make your journey easier and more effective. Programs include:
- Plus 50 Encore Completion Program
- Back to Work 50+ with AARP Foundation
Use veterans benefits and services for ECC classes. Call 847-214-7531.
State of Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 254 Raymond Street, Elgin, 847-608-0138
- U.S. Department Veteran’s Affairs Hospital & Medical Center, 450 Dundee Ave., Elgin, 847-742-5920
- Veteran’s Assistance Commission, 719 South Batavia Avenue, Building A, ground floor, Geneva, 630-232-3550
Supportive services, workshops, resume review, and job search assistance for youth residing in Kane and Cook counties.
Supportive services, workshops, resume review and job search assistance for community members.
Other Community Resources