ECC to host College and Career Readiness Sessions throughout the upcoming academic year

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Published 08/18/2022
Students from the TRIO Talent Search, one of ECC's college preparation programs, participating in college & career readiness curriculum

Students from the TRIO Talent Search, one of ECC's college preparation programs, participating in college & career readiness curriculum


Elgin Community College’s Division of College Transitions and Secondary Partnerships will provide free College and Career Readiness (CCR) workshops throughout the 2022-23 school year to help students prepare for their futures. All events are free and open to the public and are geared towards middle and high school students and their parents.

“College and career readiness sessions help prepare students for what comes next through foundational knowledge, comprehensive resources, and essential skill-building,” said Michelle Polyakov, assistant dean of college transitions. “Attending the ECC workshops provides additional opportunities for individualized support and intentional follow-up.”

Event topics include exploring and applying to college, financing college, and preparing for a career. Sessions also cover early college credit options through ECC, like dual credit and advanced placement. Most workshops are virtual, with some sessions offering both English and Spanish presentations.

New this year is a raffle for workshop attendees. Qualified participants will have a chance to win an Amazon gift card after each evening session. There is an additional raffle for qualified participants who attend at least six sessions during the academic year. For more information on the raffles, visit the College & Career Readiness Events page.

ECC will also provide On-Demand CCR sessions for partnerships. This option allows educators and school professionals to stream workshops directly to schools and classrooms. To schedule an on-demand session, complete the form at elgin.edu/CCRondemand.

For complete information on and to register for upcoming workshops for students and parents, visit elgin.edu/CCRevents. To register for the On-Demand sessions, visit elgin.edu/CCRondemand.