• Apprenticeship Information



    Apprenticeship Illinois - Use this resource to find a variety of apprenticeships in Illinois.

    Construction Trades Guide Book - Use this document to find out the basics regarding any construction trade.

    Sprinkler Fitters Local 281

    Website: www.sprinklerfitterchicago.org

    Sp Fi App


    Plumbers Local 130 UA




    2022 Openings: January 24th - March 6th, Apply Here.

    ICATT Apprenticeship Program



    • High school diploma or GED
    • Eligible to work in the United States
    • Meet academic requirements for admission
    • Employer-specific requirements may apply

    Entry Process: Fill out the application form online. You are now an ICATT Applicant and will receive information from ICATT about eligibility, next steps, helpful hints, and more.

    Additional Information: All new hires are required to join the apprenticeship program.

    2022 Openings: Year-round, Apply Here.

    Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Fund

    Website: www.chicagolaborers.org


    • Letter of Intent to Hire 
    • Birth Certificate 
    • 18 years or older
    • Social Security Card
    • Photo ID
    • High School Diploma, GED, or transcript showing completion of 10th Grade

    Entry Process: The contractor must hire the candidate and complete a Sponsorship form on the Laborers’ website. The contractor will make a good-faith effort to employ hired candidates for 2 years. 

    Additional Information: All new hires are required to join the apprenticeship program.

    2022 Openings: Year-round, with contractor sponsorship and letter of intent to hire.  

    Chicagoland Regional Council of Carpenters

    Website: www.chicap.org


    • 17 years old to apply
    • Original Social Security card,
    • High School Diploma, GED or transcripts showing completion of two years (eight credits) of high school
    • Recommendation letter from local union OR letter of intent to hire from a contractor 
    • Physically fit to work as a carpenter

    Entry Process: Through contractor sponsorship and apply in-person at Carpenters Training Center in Elk Grove Village; or contact local union for a recommendation letter, then apply at Carpenters Training Center. Candidates must pass an aptitude test measuring vocabulary, arithmetic, and reasoning. 

    2022 Openings: Not open at this time. 

    Electricians Local 134

    Website: http://www.ejatt.com


    • Valid Drivers License
    • Original Social Security Card
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • High school transcripts showing completion of 1 year of high school algebra or IBEW equivalency course
    • $50 non-refundable application fee 

     Entry Process: Applications are taken year-round every Wednesday from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

    6201 W. 115th St. Alsip, IL. Candidates will be required to complete an aptitude test, physical and drug screening 

    2022 Openings: Applications are accepted year-round.  Upcoming class starting in November, submit
    applications ASAP



    Sheet Metal Workers Local 73

    Website: www.smw73.org or www.jatc73.org


    • 17 years or older
    • High school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Birth Certificate
    • Valid Drivers License

    Entry process: Apply in person during openings at Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 Training Center. Candidates will be invited to complete an aptitude test and will be required to pass a drug test and a physical exam.

    Additional Information: New Apprentice Coordinator: Sean Mulhearn

    2022 Openings: June 15th, 2022 - August 17th 2022

    Sheet Metal


    Website: www.illinoisteamsterstraining.org


    • Must be 18 years or older 
    • Valid Drivers License
    • Proof of age (Photo ID, Birth Certificate, etc.) 
    • High school diploma, high school transcripts showing graduation, or GED
    • Illinois State Motor Vehicle Report, dated within 30 days of application
    • Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation
    • Able to meet requirements of U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for CDL
    • $25 non-refundable application fee 

    Entry Process: Submit application at Illinois Teamsters Employers Apprenticeship and Training Fund. Applicants must pass a drug and alcohol screening and obtain a medical examiner certificate per USDOT requirements. Accepted applicants will be required to take and pass the physical exam and the drug/alcohol test.  Applicants may be subject to a physical agility or fitness test on acceptance into the program. Applicants may be subject to an aptitude test. Applicants must be fluent in English to participate in training. 

    Elevator Constructors Local 2

    Website: https://www.iuec2.com/ or https://www.neiep.org/ 


    • Eligible to work in the United States
    • High school diploma or GED
    • 18 years or older. 
    • Must possess the physical ability to perform the work of an elevator constructor. 
    • Application fee of $25 by money order

    Entry Process: During openings, candidates must apply online to be signed up for an Elevator Industry Aptitude Test. Candidates who pass will be offered an interview with the JAC. 

    2022 Current openings: Open in June.