Services & Resources for the Unemployed
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.
Short-Term Training Opportunities
Illinois Workforce Development Systems (IWDS)
IWDS provides a state listing of WIA (Workforce Investment Act) certified training programs.
ECC Credit Programs
Certificates and degrees designed to prepare students for immediate employment.
ECC Non-Credit Programs
Information regarding ECC certification programs and specialized skills training.
Career services are available to Cook County residents living in Bartlett, Streamwood, Hanover Park and Elgin through ECC. More»
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.
Student Loans & Scholarships
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Online, by phone at 1-800-433-3243, or see a counselor at the ECC Financial Aid Office.
Supportive & Career Services
Whether you are in need of academic, educational success or personal/social counseling, the counselors 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
Specialized programs are available to provide supportive services and assistance to qualifying students.
Supportive services, workshops, resume review and job search assistance for community members.
Plus 50 Encore Completion Program
ECC is partnering with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program to help plus 50 adults return to college and train for jobs in high demand fields.
Supportive services, workshops, resume review, and job search assistance for youth residing in Kane and Cook counties.
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
Other Community Resources