Professional Development

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Each course offers Downloadable Resources that are linked below. Additional materials will be added when courses are available.

Apprenticeship Illinois Professional Development Courses
  • Apprenticeship Specialists and Intermediaries by Economic Development Region (EDR) (PDF)
Foundations for Registered Apprenticeship:
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Apprenticeship Illinois Overview:
Apprenticeship Specialist Best Practices:
WorkforceGPS: Apprenticeship and the Future of Work (PPT) (Recording)
WorkforceGPS: Sector-Based Approaches for Apprenticeships (PPT)
WorkforceGPS: Success Factors and the Characteristics of High-Quality Apprenticeships (Recording) (Transcript - Word)
WorkforceGPS: Why Apprenticeship? Employer Partners and Apprenticeship Programs (PPT)
​Success Stories on Illinois workNet
  • Success Story Guide/Submit a Story
  • Success Stories Overview (Recording)
  • Submit Your Customer Success Story (PPT)
  • Types of Stories:
    • Guide for Writing a Community Success Story (PDF)
    • Guides for Writing an Employer Success Story
      • Partners (PDF)
      • Employers/Businesses (PDF)
    • Guides for Writing an Individual Success Story
      • Partners (PDF)
      • Participant (PDF)
How to Use Illinois workNet to Track Apprenticeship Illinois Participants for Intermediaries (PDF) - Coming Soon
WIOA Eligibility:
  • January 7, 2021 - WIOA Eligibility Training Session 1 of 3 (Recording)
    • General Eligibility (PPT)
    • Low-Income Eligibility (PPT)
  • January 11, 2021 - WIOA Eligibility Training Session 2 of 3 (Recording)
    • Basic Skills Deficient (PPT)
    • Adult Eligibility (PPT)
    • Youth Eligibility (PPT)
  • January 13, 2021 - WIOA Eligibility Training Session 3 of 3 (Recording)
    • Dislocated Worker Eligibility (PPT)
    • Follow-Up Services (PPT)
Grant Management:
  • ASE Grantee Reporting Requirements Webinar - 10/19/2020 (Recording)
  • Apprenticeship Expansion Program: Grant Reporting Requirements (PDF)
  • Apprenticeship Expansion Program: Quarterly Report Requirements (Word)
  • Periodic Performance Report Instructions (PDF)
  • Periodic Performance Report (Word)
  • Periodic Financial Report Instructions (PDF)
  • Periodic Financial Report (Word)
Talent Pipeline Management: Coming Soon
Mentorship: Coming Soon

​Requirements and Logistics:
  1. To be "Certified," all major players in the Intermediary and Navigator Apprenticeship Expansion Grants must take ALL programs in Green (Kickoff meeting and Sessions 1-5) and pass the corresponding "quizzes."
  2. The Understanding Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship (OA) Requirements training sessions are for Navigators and Intermediaries to gain a better understanding of DOL's RAP requirements.
  3. Only Case Managers and those entering apprentice information need to take the Apprenticeship Illinois Tracking System training session.
    • Note: There will be a small session for Navigators to enter apprentice information.
  4. The WIOA Eligibility training sessions must be taken by Case Managers that need to certify WIOA Eligibility.
  5. The Grant Management training session only needs to be completed by those designated for each grant that will manage grants and budgets using the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Grantee Reporting System.
  6. All Apprenticeship Navigators are expected to attend and take Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) training sessions. All grantees are welcome to participate in TPM.