Apprenticeships date back to the Middle Ages and historically and by definition have referred to jobs in “the trades”, carpentry, painting and the like. However, in today’s modern life these apprenticeship programs are growing and expanding outside the typical¬† trades-driven career path. For example, the tech field has grown tremendously over the last several years and you may be surprised by the number of both tech and non-tech opportunities that are available in Illinois.

Apprenticeships are similiar to on-the-job training programs. They teach you hands-on skills by combining class room and job training and getting you out to work quickly. In an apprenticeship program you are considered to have a job, so you’ll be scheduled and paid like any other job.

Our class outline covers:

  • An overview of the different apprenticeship programs available in Illinois
  • Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP)¬†
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
  • Where to find apprenticeship programs
  • What’s involved in applying. Including examples of applications
  • How to prepare for apprenticeship tests

An apprenticeship is an industry driven, high-quality career pathway and if you are interested in learning more about this class please check the calender for scheduled dates and times.