Apprentice Ambassadors

Apprentice Ambassador Program
Apprentice Ambassadors are champions for apprenticeship programs in Illinois by sharing their success stories and promoting apprenticeships to career seekers and employers. The Apprentice Ambassador Program is a network of diverse apprentices and apprentice graduates of all ages and backgrounds from regions across the state in multiple industries. This opportunity is provided by the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board's Apprenticeship Committee.

What is IWIB?
​The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) consists of leaders from state, business, industry, labor, education, and community-based organizations whom Governor Pritzker appointed to evaluate and meet the workforce needs of Illinois employers and workers. The IWIB’s Apprenticeship Committee, one of five committees, is dedicated to expanding and diversifying apprenticeship programs and apprentices.

Program Goals/Activities
Serving as an Apprentice Ambassador is a professional development opportunity to exercise valuable teamwork, leadership, and public speaking skills. Ambassadors are hard-working, passionate leaders collaborating with IWIB members to strengthen Illinois apprenticeship programs through innovation and creativity. Duties include event planning, business/apprentice engagement, community outreach, and more.


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Access Core Expectations, Selection Criteria, Employer Commitment, and Materials.

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Meet the 2024 Apprentice Ambassadors
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Aaron Henry
IT Apprentice
Zurich North America
Schaumburg, Illinois
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Alan Rodriguez
Chef de Partie
Unite Here Local 1
Chicago, Illinois
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Bianca Harmon
Cybersecurity Support Technician
Chicago, Illinois

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​Cody Myles
Equipment Engineer Tech
North American Lighting
Paris, Illinois
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​Gayle Edwards
Desktop Support Analyst
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
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Kandis Draw
Community Health Worker
The HAP Foundation
Oak Brook, Illinois
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Martha Martinez
Chef de Partie
Hyatt Regency McCormick

Chicago, Illinois
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Millenia Wells
Patient Care Technician
Memorial Hospital
Belleville, Illinois
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Morgan Arnold
US Health Operations Apprentice
Chicago, Illinois

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​Nathan Shook
Software Engineer Associate
West Peoria, Illinois
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​Zoe Pierce
Zeller Construction of Marion
Marion, Illinois
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The IWIB Apprenticeship Committee is interested in hearing from all apprentices/graduates regarding ideas and suggestions on continuing to promote, expand, diversify, and strengthen apprenticeship programs based on their experience.