ECC Offers Career Training, Work Experience For Ages 18 To 24

ECC Offers Career Training, Work Experience For Ages 18 To 24

Elgin Community College’s Future Workforce Leaders officials are seeking new candidates to participate in a program that offers financial assistance for individuals looking to earn a High School Equivalency certificate or training certificate at ECC.

Participants in this program may learn about various career pathways and also receive a high school equivalency certificate, an occupational training certificate, or gain valuable work experience in a chosen field while in the program.

Popular career categories include:

  • Certified nurse assistant
  • Dental assistant
  • Welding
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Automotive
  • Computer numerical control operator

If you are out of school or a recent high school graduate, living in Kane County, you may qualify for the Future Workforce Leaders Program.

Participants need to be Kane County residents between the ages of 18 and 24 and have some type of barrier to pursuing a career. Some barriers include not finishing high school, pregnant or parenting, homeless, below level math and reading scores, English language learner, or a disability.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students can qualify for our program.

“Please contact us, if you would like more information and or meet the criteria,” said Melinda Lopez, assistant youth coordinator for Future Workforce Leaders. “We are currently working remotely and will respond to you via email and or Facebook.”

Lopez can be reached at