Workforce Development

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Find a Rewarding New Career

Not sure what career you belong in or have questions about getting started? The Workforce Development Department at ECC can help. You’ll find resources and support to help you complete training for in-demand jobs. Receive free assistance with job searches, helpful advice, and referrals to programs designed to get people back to work. Experienced staff will even help you explore programs that offer funding to cover tuition, books, supplies, and more.

Job Skills Training Partnership

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 or call 847-214-6901. 

Career Development

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


Integrated Career & 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.



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.


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 to increase their earnings potential in a current field or transition into a new career by completing a certificate program. You can earn some certificates in as little as one semester. ECC's Continuing Education Department offers various popular, high-quality non-credit classes.

Continuing Education