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At ECC's Workforce Development Office, we provide a comprehensive range of resources tailored to meet your business needs, whether you're looking to tap into the region's abundant talent pool, invest in employee development, seek expert guidance for business improvements, or find a convenient venue for off-site continuing education.

ECC offers a wealth of resources and support for students uncertain about their career path or needing guidance on getting started. Through our business partnerships, we facilitate access to training for high-demand jobs. Our services include free assistance with job searches, valuable advice, and referrals to programs to facilitate workforce reentry. Our experienced staff is also available to assist you in exploring programs that provide funding to cover tuition, books, supplies, and more.

For insights on how ECC can propel your business goals forward, contact us directly using the form link above, and we'll work together to figure out what would work best. 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) at ECC

Elgin Community College, Kishwaukee College, Waubonsee Community College, and workNet Batavia have partnered to offer job skills training services through WIOA. Through this collaboration, WIOA-eligible adult unemployed or underemployed workers in Cook and Kane counties can qualify for funding to cover training expenses for in-demand careers. Funding can cover tuition, books, supplies, and other services needed to help you complete your program. For more information regarding the programs available above or to see if you qualify for WIOA training assistance, email workforce@elgin.edu or call 847-214-6901.

WIOA Grant

Job Search Help at ECC

We offer free reemployment services, youth services, continuing education classes, and corporate training. It's one of the most in-demand services offered by ECC. This free job coaching and job search assistance service is open to everyone in District 509.

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Apprenticeships

Blend the best of both worlds by fusing classroom instruction with tailor-made on-the-job training. This powerful combo ensures you grasp theoretical concepts and get hands-on experience with the best workplace practices. As an apprentice, you won't just learn; you'll earn as you go! Your journey to a brighter future starts here, all while you work towards your ECC certificate or degree.

Apprenticeships

Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) Program

With ICAPS, you'll simultaneously work towards earning a State of Illinois High School Diploma, enhance your English language skills, reading, or math proficiency, and acquire a valuable certificate.

ICAPS

Internships

Gain hands-on, real-world experience in your chosen field while still in college. We'll link you with an internship opportunity that aligns with your professional interests, allowing you to acquire valuable on-the-job experience. Graduate with a competitive edge and practical work experience under your belt.

Internships

Future Workforce Leaders Program

Elgin Community College's Future Workforce Leaders Program is designed for eligible individuals aged 16 to 24, offering training and financial support. Within the program, you can explore diverse career paths while working toward achieving a high school equivalency certificate, an occupational training certificate, or gaining valuable hands-on experience in your preferred field.

Future Workforce Leaders

Corporate Training

Educating and training your employees can improve performance, morale, output, and revenues. Our clients found the programs and services needed to develop and sustain a quality workforce. ECC's top-notch training enterprises and adult learning experts deliver training solutions, knowledge, and skills that you can implement in the workplace immediately.

Corporate Training

Continuing Education

Many adults with no college credit or some credit but no degree can move ahead at ECC by completing a certificate program to increase their earnings potential in a current field or transition into a new career. You can earn some certificates in as little as one semester. Our Continuing Education Department offers various popular, high-quality, non-credit classes.

Continuing Education