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Apprenticeship Illinois Data From Q2 2021
16,467

Active Apprentices

499

Registered Apprentice Programs

4,177

New Apprentices Since FY 20

28

New Programs This FY



What is an Apprenticeship?
It's an employer-driven, 'learn while you earn' model that combines structured on-the-job training (OJT) with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of industry-recognized skills standards and leads to an industry credential. The on-the-job experience is provided by the employer, who hires the apprentices when the program begins and pays the apprentices during the program. Learn more about apprenticeships at apprenticeship.gov

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*Infographic Source from DOL


There are both registered and non-registered apprenticeships.

Registered Apprenticeships are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and meet five required components: 

1) employer involvement; 

2) structured on-the-job training; 

3) related-instruction; 

4) rewards for skill gains; and 

5) industry credentials.

Curious about approved occupations for registered apprenticeship? Click here.

Non-Registered Apprenticeships are not registered with the U.S. Department of Labor but may meet the five requirements outlined above.

Pre-Apprenticeship is a program with a documented partnership with an employer and is designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship program.

Learn more about pre-apprenticeships.

Youth Apprenticeship is designed for youth (16-24) currently enrolled in secondary education or pursuing a high school equivalency.

Learn more about youth apprenticeships.




Apprenticeship Industries


Apprenticeship Success Stories

Success Stories highlight how apprenticeship programs have helped:

  • An individual succeed in completing a program that has helped them reach their career, training, and/or employment goal,
  • Business participation in apprenticeship program and how it helped the business change, grow, and helped their workforce, 
  • Communities change or grow and how it has helped the local workforce.

Apprenticeship Events



Apprenticeship Illinois Partners

Apprenticeship IL Partners