Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Design & Goals

The Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed to increase the number of qualified construction and building trades apprentices who are women, people of color, veterans, and prepares them to enter full apprenticeship programs on their way to careers in the construction and building trades.

Eligibility Requirements

To enter the program applicants must be/have:

  • 18 years old
  • Illinois resident
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Interest in career in the construction & building trades
  • Able to pass a drug-test

Additional Criteria

The following criteria are not requirements but will help participants be more successful in the program. If applicants need assistance with any of the following, the program can offer support services.

  • Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation
  • English Proficiency

Support Services Offered

Below is just a sample of the services offered.

Additional services are available depending on participant’s needs

  • Childcare
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Math & Reading Tutoring
  • Mental Health Counseling


Stipends are paid out based on participant performance including attending mandatory sessions and passing module assessment.

Industry Recognized Certifications/Credentials

  • NCCER Core Curriculum Certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Job Readiness & Registred Apprenticeship Assistance

The program’s goal is to help participants enter Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

  • Resume Writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Apprenticeship Application Assistance
  • Apprenticeship Program Tours

What modules must you complete?

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