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There are trades in northern Illinois that offer apprenticeships for eligible, skilled workers, including:  


Bricklayers
Carpenters
Painters
Electricians
Ironworkers
Laborers & Contractors
Masons
Plumbing and Pipefitting
Roofers
Sheet Metal
Operating Engineers
Tooling and Machining

For more information, contact the US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship , located at 308 W. State Street, Suite 403 in Rockford. Phone: 815-987-4253


Apprenticeship qualifications vary from one trade to the next, but most require a high school diploma or GED, your own transportation, physical ability to perform the work of the trade and the ability to work with your hands.

 An apprentice is a paid worker who is enrolled in a special training program administered by an employer or together with a labor organization or trade association.

Most apprentices work in trades’ related to construction or machining and tooling industry.

Apprenticeship is the best route to a career in a skilled trade. Such careers offer excellent wages and benefits. Moreover, they provide a sense of accomplishment, as the results of your work are there for all to see.

The typical program includes 2,000 hours of on-the-job training plus at least 144 hours per year of related classroom instruction.  Apprentices earn about half the going tradesperson’s wage to start. Pay is gradually increased over the length of the apprenticeship, until training is completed and the trainee graduates to full status.

 

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Local #6 – Illinois JATC
661Southrock Drive
Rockford, IL 61102
815.963.5311

Northwest Illinois & Eastern Iowa District
Council of Carpenters JATC
7978 Newburg Road
Rockford, IL 61108
815.332.7006

 

District #30 Painter, Glaziers JATC
1905 Sequoia Drive, Suite 101
Aurora, IL 60506
630.966.1457

 

Northern Illinois Electrical JATC
619 Southrock Drive
Rockford, IL 61102
815.969.8484

 

Ironworkers – Rockford Area JATC
Local #498
5640 Sockness Drive
Rockford, IL 61109
815.873.9180

 

Illinois Laborers & Contractors JATC
R. R. 3, Box 138
Mt. Sterling, IL 62343
217.773.2741

 

Northern Illinois Cement Masons & Plasterers JATC, Local #11
5640 Sockness Drive
Rockford, IL 61109
815.873.0346

 

Rockford Area Plumbing,Pipefitting & Refrigeration JATC
4525 Boeing Drive
Rockford, IL 61109
815.397.8350

 

Chicagoland Roofer JATC
7045 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, IL 60525
708.246.4488

 

Construction Sheet Metal Industry
3316 Publishers Drive
Rockford, IL 61109
815.874.6641

 

Operating Engineers JATC
19800 W. South Arenal
Wilmington, IL 60481
815.722.3201


Rockford Tooling & Machining Assn.
P.O. Box 5029
Rockford, IL 61125
815.227.4125