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  • Elgin Community College Established in Elgin 1949          

  • Workforce

    The Elgin Development Group understands that a skilled workforce is critical to business success. Through our community partnerships, the EDG is focused on ensuring businesses have access to a highly talented labor force and residents have the education and training they need to compete in a global economy.

    • The K-12 school districts serving the Elgin area prepare students to be college and career ready. As a result, students have access to partnerships in precision manufacturing and welding leading to NIMS and AWS certifications.
    • Reorganizing 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. Elgin Community College offers six associate degree programs and more 130 career-oriented occupational degree and certificate programs. From 2010-2016, There were nearly 15,000 graduates from ECC.
    • The EDG Workforce Development Committee has been cited as a best practice for developing a robust partnership with community resources providers for improving worker skills.


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    The Elgin community is dedicated to empowering a skilled and diverse workforce. If you would like to learn more about how our workforce development program and other services can help your business, contact us. 


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  • Elgin Community College (ECC)

    The Workforce Development Department of ECC is dedicated to helping employees achieve their education and career goals. They offer many free programs and services to qualifying youths and adults. Learn More



  • School District U-46 Career and Technical Education programs at Elgin and South Elgin High Schools have been nationally recognized. Elgin High School excels in culinary arts, automotive, and healthcare programs.  A newly renovated $1.7 million accreditated welding lab compliments the various programs offered to students. South Elgin shines with automotive, precision manufacturing and early childhood programs. Learn More




  • Alignment Collaborative for Education (ACE)

    ACE a collective impact organization of business and community leaders from 11 communities working in partnership with School District U-46 to deliver a qualified, future workforce eager to live and work within their communities. Learn More




    The top 3 industries by employment are manufacturing, retail trade, and healthcare. Top 10 employers are Advocate Sherman Hospital, Rush-Copley Medical Center, Fermilab, Delnor Hospital, Waubonsee Community College, Presence Mercy Medical Center, Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Sanfillippo & Son, Dreyer Medical Clinic, and Suncast Corp. Kane's workforce development helps with business services, job seeker services, and youth services.

  • Kane County Workforce Development Division 

    The Workforce Development Division provides services to ready the workforce for employment through federally-funded programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet both the needs of the nation's businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. Learn More

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  • Illinois workNet

    The Illinois workNet provides an online source for training and employment tools. They also facilitate statewide programs such as EPIC Program, Yourth Career pathways, and many more. Learn More