Future Workforce Leader Program

In-School Program

High school seniors who have qualifying barriers to high school completion may receive assistance through this program. In the summer, they enjoy hands-on learning and experience different careers. Participants receive intensive case management, academic, career and professional counseling, tutoring, field trips, career exploration, work experience, job readiness training, mentoring, leadership development and assistance with transportation.

Out-of-School Program

Youth, ages 16-24, who are out-of-school, may be a high school dropout, a high school graduate with basic skills deficiencies, a teen parent, a runaway, homeless, receive public assistance or have other life circumstances that interfere with obtaining education, training or employment. Participants must reside in ECC's District 509, Cook or Kane County. They can obtain basic skills instruction, or enroll in High School Equivalency and/or English as a second language classes and go on to train in career fields that are high growth/high demand.

Work Experience Opportunities

Our job developers work one-on-one with participants to locate a work experience in their career path. Six to eight week paid work experience opportunities are available to gain hands on experience in the workplace. Resume, interviewing and job search assistance is also provided.

Youth Leadership Academy

Low-income children and their families living in high-risk neighborhoods in District 509 may apply for this program which provides educational alternatives for young people beginning in grade 6 and continuing through two years at ECC. Eligibility requirements apply. Visit us at ylaecc.org for additional information.

Additional Services

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Academic and Career Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Job-Readiness Training
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Support for Credit Classes and Materials
  • Employment-Related Clothing and/or Equipment
  • Transportation