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Future Workforce Leaders

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Learn today, lead tomorrow!

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The Future Workforce Leaders Program offers 16-24-year-olds the opportunity to participate in training to assist them in obtaining employment. Funding through the program provides financial assistance with tuition, fees, books, and supplies for those who meet eligibility requirements. Complete an inquiry form today to see if you qualify.

Why Join?

There are many benefits to becoming a Future Workforce Leader, including:

  • Assistance covering tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
  • Supportive services to reduce barriers you may be facing (i.e., child care, transportation,
    exam fees).
  • Career Exploration
  • Leadership development opportunities to help boost your confidence and skills.
  • Job search assistance, including resume writing and interviewing preparation.
  • Receiving GED/HSE exam preparation, job shadowing, internships, and paid work opportunities.
  • Having additional support to help you identify your career or educational goals.

Education and Career Pathways

ECC programs are funded through the Future Workforce Leaders Program. View WIOA Programs and Career Pathways.

The Future Workforce Leaders Program is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program funded through the Cook County Workforce Partnership and Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment Division.

ECC in the News

ECC student Joseph Patino (left) with Joe Ruffalo, vice president of operations at MRK
Student Profile
Published 06/24/2024

Elgin Community College student Joseph Patino turns internship into employment

Elgin Community College student Joseph Patino dove into higher education after high school, beginning at ECC in August 2023. Determined to forge a path for his future, Patino sought further guidance through ECC’s Future Workforce Leaders Program.

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Workforce Development

Program Coordinator
Building K, Room K111

Monday through Thursday: 7 am to 5 pm
Fridays: Closed