Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program

​The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will administer a grant program, which will establish a network of community-based, nonprofit organizations throughout Illinois to provide services free of charge to recruit, pre-screen and provide pre-apprenticeship skills training. At the completion of the program, a diverse group of qualified candidates will gain new skills and be work-ready for careers in the construction industry and building trades.

Grant applications are anticipated to be available by mid-2021 for the Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

For general program questions, please contact the Illinois Works Office at