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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
Create Your Story
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Candidate Today






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Free for Candidates



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

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

We believe in The Ideal Candidate’s vision and mission.

Premiere Partner 2021 Platinum Sponsor

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?

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