The Ideal Candidate is an award winning nonprofit training academy that connects diverse talent to corporate partners.
Free Training & Placement Program Designed To Connect Communities, Diversify Industries, & Improve Lives.

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Candidate Today

750

+

Graduates

400

+

Jobs Placed

100

%

Free for Candidates

4.7

+

Million in Community Impact

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    The Process

    Social Emotional Learning

    Multimodal Micro Learning

    Communication & Soft Skills

    Self-Sufficiency Skills

    Corporate Integration

    Financial Literacy

    Field Trips To Hiring Partners

    Field Trips To Education Partners

    Placement in Paying Jobs

    1 year
    Follow-up

    What Are People Saying?

    I’m confident I will excel in any work environment after graduating The Ideal Candidate Program.

    The Student Irving Rivera
    Ideal Candidate

    Premiere Partner 2021 Platinum Sponsor
    Geico

    The Ideal Candidate is a leader in youth advocacy and social justice across Chicago.

    The Community Lamont Robinson
    State Rep 5th District

    Why Our Platform?

    The Ideal Candidate Partners