Workforce Development

Workforce Dev

The Workforce Development Department of ECC wants to be your partner, helping you achieve your educational and career goals. There are many free programs and services available to youth and adults who qualify.

Individual Development

Unemployment Services

Workforce Development Department at ECC supports all community members who reside in District 509. We offer several programs and services to assist individuals in our community who are unemployed or underemployed. Programs include workshops, networking activities, job search skills help, training assistance, classes, one-on-one coaching, and more. For additional information, contact the program coordinator at 847-214-6970.

Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) Program

ICAPS enables a student to earn a certificate in welding, CNC, HVACR, or dental office aid while also working to earn a high school equivalency or improve English language skills, reading or math.

Future Workforce Leader Program

If you are out of school or a recent high school graduate, age 16 to 24, reside in Kane or Cook County and meet program guidelines, you may qualify. Learn more

Continuing Education

ECC’s Continuing Education Department offers a wide variety of popular, high-quality non-credit classes including ACT test preparation, kids college, food safety, forklift training, career courses, cooking, dance, and convenient online courses.

Corporate Training

Educating and Training your employees can lead to improved performance, morale, output and increased revenues. Our top-notch training enterprises and adult learning experts deliver training solutions, knowledge, and skills that can be implemented in the workplace immediately. Learn more