Apprenticeships provide paid training for specific skills, typically in association with a trade union. Most unions require people to apply in person and provide an application, driver's license, U.S. birth certificate or passport, SSN or permanent resident card, academic records, and an application fee. To gain acceptance, you may have to pass an aptitude test, drug screening, and other requirements.
Chicago Building Trades
- The trade unions listed on this site provide apprenticeships in the Chicagoland area.
Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Finder
- This search tool shows opportunities by industry, occupation, and location.
Pre-apprenticeships programs focus on basic skills and hands-on training to help people get into apprenticeship programs.
Black Chamber of Commerce of Lake County
Chicago Women in Trades
High-demand occupations in Illinois include health care, logistics, and information technology, among others. Eligible students can be prepared for these careers through WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) training programs, approved regionally or statewide by Local Workforce Innovation Boards.
Illinois Worknet Center
DIRECTORY OF CAREER TRAINING & WORKFORCE PATHWAYS
This directory highlights career training opportunities for high growth fields that require less than a 4-year degree
Chicagoland Career Pathways Directory