Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has administered a grant program, which established a network of community-based, nonprofit organizations throughout Illinois to provide services free of charge to recruit, pre-screen and provide pre-apprenticeship skills training. At the completion of the program, a diverse group of qualified candidates will gain new skills and be work-ready for careers in the construction industry and building trades.
How to Apply
The Illinois Works Provider Network Organizations that were approved are listed below or can be found on the heat map as indicated by the yellow stars.
To learn more about registering for one of the approved pre-apprenticeship programs, including eligibility requirements, view the program flyer or the program information sheet.
For more information on enrolling with a provider, fill out this form. For general program questions, please contact the Illinois Works Office at CEO.ILWorks@Illinois.gov.
Pre-Apprenticeship Program Providers
- Bethel Family Resource Center (Chicago)
- Chicago Women in Trades (Chicago)
- Children First Fund (Chicago)
- Community Assistance Programs (Chicago)
- Community Development Institute (Chicago)
- EDDR Foundation Chicago (Chicago)
- EDDR Foundation Rockford (Rockford)
- Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse (Evanston)
- HIRE 360 (Chicago)
- Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (Chicago)
- IL Foundation of SkillsUSA-VICA (Pekin)
- Lumity (Chicago)
- Macon County (Decatur)
- Metropolitan Family Services (Chicago)
- Quad County Urban League (Aurora)
- Quad County Urban League - Joliet Satellite Center (Joliet)
- Revolution Workshop (Chicago)
- Safer Foundation (Chicago)
- Sista Girls & Friends, Inc. (Decatur)
- South Suburban Community Services (South Holland)
- Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville)
- St. Paul Church of God in Christ Community Ministries (Chicago)
- Tools Up Foundation (Chicago)
- YBLC, Inc. (North Chicago)