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Workforce Development Institute

The Workforce Development Institute of Elgin (WDI-Elgin) was developed as a subsidiary to the Housing Authority of Elgin’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) to aid HAE and Elgin area families in developing soft-skills to allow them to gain and or maintain employment.  The WDI-Elgin provides both hands on and virtual training in order for individuals to be equipped with the tools they need for success.  If you are an Elgin area resident and would like to register for one of our training programs offered, please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION form and a member of our FSS Department will respond to you directly.  Please visit our calendar of events to determine which training and date works for you!

The WDI-Elgin training center is located with the Central Park Tower Apartments at 120 S. State Street, Elgin, IL .

WDI-Elgin works regionally to identify targeted strategies that address workforce challenges, trends, and opportunities for residents throughout Elgin and Kane County. These strategies can include partnerships, training and funding.


Customized Training Topics

Here are just some of the customized training topics WDI-Elgin has conducted for our clients:

Leadership Programs

  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Time Management and Personal Productivity
  • Developing and Motivating Employees
  • Team Building
  • Dress for Success
  • And more!

Communication Programs

  • Customer Service
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Business Writing
  • Email Etiquette
  • English as a Second Language
  • Technical Writing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • And more!


Technology Programs

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro, Bridge, and Media Encoder

Don’t see your company’s training need listed? Call or E-MAIL US. We can customize a program to suit your requirements.

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