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Illinois Works Apprenticeship Initiative

​The goal of the Illinois Works Apprenticeship Initiative (“10% apprenticeship goal”) is that for projects estimated to cost $500,000 or more, apprentices will perform either 10% of the total labor hours actually worked in each prevailing wage classification or 10% of the estimated labor hours in each prevailing wage classification, whichever is less.  The 10% apprenticeship goal applies to projects being paid for in whole or in part by appropriated capital funds to construct a public work either through a contract or grant issued by a State agency. The State agency funding the project will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Illinois Works Apprenticeship Initiative for all contracts and grants it administers.
For information on applicability, please contact the grant or contract manager at the State agency managing your grant or contract.

Program Documents

For general program questions, please contact the Illinois Works Office at