IDES - Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

​Apprenticeship

IDES’ Apprenticeship Information Center Program (AIC), in conjunction with the federal ApprenticeshipUSA Initiative, provides assistance for apprenticesh​ip candidates.  Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.

 

ApprenticeshipUSA offers opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. ApprenticeshipUSA exemplifies high standards, instructional rigor and quality training. If you are a worker looking for a new career in a well-paying occupation, ApprenticeshipUSA will help you achieve your goals.  

 

     IDES supports non-trade union apprenticeship opportunities by partnering with ABC of Illinois (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc).

     IDES supports Chicagoland trade union apprenticeship opportunities by partnering with CISCO (Construction Industry Service Corporation) as well as individual trade unions statewide (see list of trade occupations below) to provide training opportunities for apprenticeship candidates seeking trade union positions.

     IDES further seeks to establish and support new apprenticeship opportunities, such as pre-apprenticeship (e.g. Chicago Women In Trades), as established by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which includes the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in coordination with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS), working diligently to ensure that states, local areas, other grantees, and stakeholders work together to promote ApprenticeshipUSA. 

     IDES supports the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO’s) Illinois workNet Center and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) in the steps they are taking in developing new apprenticeship opportunities in conjunction with Illinois High School Districts.  This Program is called Illinois Pathways, an innovative State of Illinois-led STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative designed to empower students to explore academic and career interests, develop skills, and access employment in careers in sectors where there will be a demand for talent.

 

 

 

Apprenticeships offer:

 

     Many growing job opportunities:  During the next 10 to 15 years, the number of construction-related jobs in Illinois is expected to grow at a very healthy pace.

     Good wages:  Apprentices earn about half the going trade person’s wage to start.  Pay is gradually increased over the length of the apprenticeship period, until training is completed and the trainee graduates to full trade person status.  This Learn More Earn More labor market information link shows occupational wages and salaries for several different occupations, including trades, to give you an idea of what the jobs pay at starting and experience levels.

     Long-term, on-the-job-training:  Most apprenticeships take three to five years to complete.  The typical program includes 2,000 hours of on-the-job training plus at least 144 hours per year of related classroom instruction.

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To apply:
 

    Print this apprenticeship application 

    Fill out completely and scan/e-mail or fax it back to IDES so we may refer you (details on the form),

    Then select the apprenticeship trade(s) you are interested in by contacting them directly or by filling out their application form online if accessible.  Scroll down to the alphabetical list of links below to access the Website(s) that is/are closest to your home for:  apprenticeship training & contact information, description of duties, geographical location and specific requirements for applying.

Veterans are encouraged to apply directly below as well.

 


ABC of Illinois Apprenticeship Program

 

The Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC Illinois Chapter) provides formal apprenticeship training programs that are registered with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.  These programs meet all federal and state requirements for formal apprenticeship and prevailing wage work including employer sponsored classroom instruction and on-the-job training.  Upon successful completion, craft workers are recognized at the journeyman level in their trades and are awarded their apprenticeship certificates.​

 
 

Other Useful Links:


​Click on each Occupational Link below that you are interested in to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities and how to apply:

 

Architectural Iron Worker (Broadview) Local #163


 

Boilermaker (Chicago) Local #1

 

Boilermakers (Belleville) Local #363

 

Boilermakers (Morton) Local #60

 

Bricklayer (Addison) District Council Training Center

 

Bricklayers (Belleville) Local #8

 

Bricklayers (Rockford) Local #6

 

Carpenters (Alton/Wood River) Local #664

 

Carpenters (District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity)

 

Carpenters (Litchfield) Local #270

 

Carpenters (Pekin) Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters

 

Carpenters East St. Louis (Belleville) Local #662

 

Carpentry (Elk Grove Village)

 

Cement Mason (Bellwood) Local #502

 

Cement Mason (East Peoria) Local #18

 

Cement Mason (McHenry) Local #11

 

Ceramic Tile Layer (Aurora) CTCAC

 

Construction Driver (Joliet) Council # 25

 

Drywall Finisher (Berkeley)

 

Electrician (Alsip) Local #134

 

Electrician (Alton) Local #649

 

Electrician (Aurora) Local #461

 

Electrician (Collinsville) Local #309

 

Electrician (Decatur) Local #146

 

Electrician (Elgin) Local #117

 

Electrician (Joliet) Local #176

 

Electrician (Libertyville) Local #150

 

Electrician (Lisle) Local #102

 

Electrician (Moline) Local #145

 

Electrician (Peoria) Local 34

Electrician (Springfield) Local #193


 

Electrician (Warrenville) Local #701

 

Electrician (West Frankfort) Local #702

 

Elevator Constructors (Chicago Ridge) Local #2

 

Elevator Constructors (Peoria) Local 55

 

Elevator Constructors (St. Louis) Local #3

 

Floor Layers (Belleville) Local #1310

 

Glazier (Lyons) Local 27


 

Glaziers (St. Louis) Local #513

 

Heat & Frost Insulator (Tinley Park) Local #17

 

Insulators & Asbestos Workers (Bridgeton, MO) Local #1

 

Iron Worker (Aurora) Local #393


 

Iron Worker (Forest Park) Local #1

 

Iron Worker (Rockford) Local #498

 

Iron Workers (East St. Louis) Local #392


 

Iron Workers (Rock Island) Local #111

 

Iron Workers (East Peoria) Local #112

 

Iron Workers (Springfield) Local #46

 

Laborer / Construction (Carol Stream) CLDC


 

Laborers (Alton - Godfrey) Local #218

 

Laborers (Belleville) Local #459

 

Laborers (Carlyle) Local #581

 

Laborers (Collinsville) Local #44

 

Laborers (Columbia – Waterloo) Local #196

 

Laborers (East St. Louis) Local #100

 

Laborers (Edwardsville - Granite City) Local #397

 

Laborers (Greenville) Local #622

 

Laborers (Hillsboro) Local #1084

 

Laborers (Mt. Sterling)

 

Laborers (Mascoutah) Local #742

 

Laborers (O’Fallon) Local #670

 

Laborers (Swansea) 12 Counties SW Illinois DC

 

Laborers (Wood River) Local #338

 

Machinery Movers & Riggers (Broadview) Local #136

 

Millwrights (Lincoln) Local #1051

 

Millwrights (St. Louis) Local #716

 

Non-Union Apprenticeship ProgramsPrograms for Non-Union Apprenticeship:   /  Training Schedule:

 

Operating Engineers (Granite City) Local #520

 

Operating Engineers (Peoria) Local #649

 

Operating Engineers (Wilmington - Countryside) Local #150

 

Painter/Decorator (Berkeley)

 

Painter/Drywall Finisher (Aurora) DC #30

 

Painters (Peoria) Local #157

 

Painters (Collinsville) D.C. #58

 

Pipefitter (Chicago) Local #597

 

Plasterers (Woodstock) Local #11

 

Plasterers (Rock Island) Local #18

 

Plasterers & Cement Masons (Harrisburg) Local #143

 

Plasterers & Cement Masons (Troy) Local #90

 

Plumber (East Peoria) Local #63

 

Plumber & Pipefitters (Mokena)

 

Plumber (Chicago) Local #130

 

Plumber (Volo) Local #93

 

Plumbers & Gasfitters (Collinsville) Local #360

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters (Belleville) Local #101

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters (Murphysboro) Local #160


 

Plumbers & Pipefitters (Rock Island) Local #25

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters (St. Louis) Local #553

 

Riggers (Broadview) Local #136

 

Roofer & Waterproofer (Indian Head Park / Joliet)

 

Roofers (Peoria) Local #69

 

Roofers (St. Louis) Local #2

 

Sheet Metal Worker (Bellwood) Local #73

 

Sheet Metal Worker (Carol Stream) Local #265

 

Sheet Metal Workers (Caseyville) Local #268

 

Sheet Metal Workers (Morton) Local #1

 

Sign Painters (Chicago) DC #14

 

Sprinkler Fitter (Alsip) Local #281


 

Sprinkler Fitters (Normal) Local #669


 

Sprinkler Fitters (St. Louis) Local #268

 

Steamfitters (Peoria) Local #353

 

Steel Erectors (Elmhurst)

 

Teamster (Joliet) Council #25

 

Teamsters (Alton) Local #525

 

Teamsters (Belleville) Local #50

 

Technical Engineer (Chicago) Local #130

 

Tile Finisher (Aurora)

 

Tool & Die (Schaumburg)

 

Tuckpointer (Addison)