Elgin college wants students ready for future today
A majority of jobs will demand education and training beyond high school by 2020, according to many predictions, and Elgin Community College (ECC) says it is determined to meet students’ needs with many degree and certificate options, according to a press release.
To that end, the college has developed what it calls ICAPS -- the Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System -- a program designed to offer free academic help, career guidance and advice for students prepping to enter the work force.
ICAPS covers a wide occupational territory, including trades such as welding and HVACR,as well as computer positions, dental office support and additional areas still to come.
“According to Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school by 2020,” ECC President David Sam said on the college’s website. “ICAPS is one of many programs here at ECC with dedicated faculty and staff committed to changing lives.”
Sam stressed that ECC strives to prepare its graduates for making choices, whether furthering their education or seeking immediate career options. He noted that one student found a job building cars for Chrysler after obtaining his welding certificates via ICAPS, for example.
All ICAPS programs are less than a year in duration. Students receive personalized support from faculty as they progress through courses.
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