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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
Apply for The Ideal
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?

    The Ideal Candidate Partners