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Apprenticeship Illinois Data From Q2 2021

Active Apprentices


Registered Apprentice Programs


New Apprentices Since FY 20


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

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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

To add your apprenticeship events to the calendar below, view this one-page handout.

Apprenticeship Illinois Partners

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