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Apprenticeship Openings

The following apprenticeship programs are taking applications. Please contact them directly for details.

Operating Engineers Local #649

Operating Engineers Local 649 Apprenticeship Training Committee is accepting applications for the Apprenticeship Program.

Location for applications:  

  • Operating Engineers Training Site                                                                   7121 W. Schoolhouse Rd., Bartonville, IL 61607                                             Located off Powell Rd. & Rt. 24
    • Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 - Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 (7:30am - 4:30pm)
    • Monday, Sept.18, 2017 - Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 (7:30am - 4:30pm)
    • Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 - Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 (7:30am - 4:30pm)
  • Macomb, IL - First Bankers Trust Building                                                     440 N. Lafayette St., Macomb, IL 61455
    • Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 - Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 (7:30am - 4:30pm)
  • Kewanee, IL - Blackhawk College Education Center                                          404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL 61443
    • Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 - Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 (7:30am - 4:30pm)
  • Normal, IL - ISU Bone Student Center, 2nd Floor                                          100 N. University St., Normal, IL 61761
    • Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 - Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 (7:30am - 4:30pm)
  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Applicant must pick up Application packet at one of the addresses above during specified dates and times.
    • Must show valid driver's license
    • Pay $30 application fee
  3. Completed application packet should be returned to location where you picked it up from OR to the Peoria/Bartonville address from Sept. 11, 2017 - Oct. 6, 2017

The returned information will include:

  • Completed application
  • Copy of applicant's birth certificate
  • Copy of High School diploma or GED Certificate
  • Copy of applicant's valid driver's license                                                       Originals will not be accepted
  • Letters of recommendation are highly recommended                                          (Letters cannot be over 2 years old.  And family members cannot write the letter.)

Applicant must live within the 16 county jurisdiction of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 649:    Peoria  *  Fulton  *  Mason  *  Tazewell  *  McLean  *  Marshall  *  West 1/2 Putnam  *  East 1/2 of Henry  *  McDonough  *  Hancock  *  Warren  *  Knox  *  Woodford  *  West 1/2 of Bureau  *  Stark  *  Henderson


Operating Engineers Training Site (Bartonville) 309-697-1357

Illinois Laborers' & Contractors Program Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship Program

Applications are available the 1st Tuesday of Each Month ONLY.

   Peoria Local Union #165     Applications Open MARCH 2017, 10AM - 12 NOON
   Pekin Local Union #231      Applications Open APRIL 2017, 10AM - 12 NOON

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must apply in person
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Graduate or GED Cert.
  • Physically able to perform work of trade
  • Possess a valid Driver's License.
  • A reading, understanding, writing and communicating ability, that would enable applicant to perform the tasks of the CCL in a safe manner and comprehend the subject matter taught, in English only, in related traning.
IL Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.  IL Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.

U.A. Plumbers Local #63 Joint Apprenticeship Committee accepting applications

Stop by Plumbers Local Union #63 office at 116 Harvey Ct., East Peoria, Illinois between  9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday on  April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016 & April 25, 2016 - April 30, 2016 to complete apprenticeship application.

There is a $30 (cash or money order.  NO CHECKS), non-refundable administrative fee due at time of application.

Basic Requirements:

  • 18 years of age by June 1, 2016
  • Valid Driver's license
  • H.S. Education (12 years completed) - diploma and H.S. transcripts required; although H.S. Equivalency G.E.D. certificate and transcripts of grades acceptable
  • Applicants graduating in May 2016 permitted to apply
  • Legal resident 1 year prior to application in U.A. Plumbers Local Union #63 jurisdictional area (Peoria, Fulton, McDonough, Stark & Tazewell counties and portions of Hancock, Marshall, Mason, Schuyler & Woodford counties)
  • Military transfer or discharge Form DD214 (if applicable)
  • Availability for testing and interview
  • Women and minorities encouraged to apply
  • Upon invitation, formal acceptance dependent upon passing chemical and substance abuse test.

Roofers Apprenticeship Program

Roofers Local 69 & the JATC

Basic Requirements are:

    1. Applicant must be 18 years of age.
    2. Be a high school graduate or GED.  Have a copy of your diploma or certificate when applying.
    3. Must be a legal resident of the US.
    4. Must be physically capable of performing the trades needs.
    5. Must show proof of a valid drivers license.
    6. An administration fee of $10 (cash only) is required.

Applicants who meet "the selection requirements" may be required to take physical and drug tests.  We administer and notify "Affirmative Action" programs.

Bricklayers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
661 Southrock Drive
Rockford IL  61102
phone: (815) 963-5336 (Wednesdays only)


  • Completed JATC Application
  • Copy of a photo ID
  • Copy of a Birth Certificate
  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • application fee of $20
  • Apprentice applicants may be requested to appear before the JATC for an interview.
The Apprenticeship office is open on Wednesdays only from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  This time is set aside for applicants and questions about the program. The Local #6 office will not answer questions about the apprenticeship program.

(Information received from JATC coordinator, Oct. 2012)

Iron Workers Local #112

Requirements to Apply

Must be 18 years old, must be a U.S. citizen (copy of birth certificate required) and live within a 50-mile radius of Peoria, must have a high school diploma (must present high school transcript) or G.E.D. equivalent; must have a valid driver?s license; and must pass a physical exam and drug test.The apprenticeship program runs for three years, two nights per week of classroom and shop instruction. Apprentices work at trade during normal working hours. Benefits include: health and welfare and pension.


Apprentices start at 60 percent of scale. See wage scales in back of this booklet.


Mathematics, science, drafting and industrial technology classes.


Structural and reinforcing iron workers usually work outside in all kinds of weather. However, those who work at great heights do not work when it is wet, icy or extremely windy. Because the danger of injuries due to falls is so great, iron workers use safety devices such as safety belts, scaffolding and nets to reduce the risk.


Must be able to think under pressure; must be able to work at great heights; and must be in good physical condition


Jason Emerick, Apprenticeship Coordinator

3003 N Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611

(309) 699-6489

$20 fee at time of application.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Applications taken May 4, 2015- May 20, 2015              Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Click here for 2015 Apprenticeship application data sheet.


Iron Workers perform the following steel work: structural, ornamental, reinforcing, and machinery moving and rigging. Iron, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, precast concrete, brass, and bronze are important materials in buildings, bridges, and other structures. Structural and reinforcing iron workers fabricate, assemble and install these products. They also repair, renovate and maintain older buildings and structures such as steel mills, utility plants, automobile factories, highways and bridges. Iron workers must erect the steel frames and assemble the cranes and derricks that move structural steel, reinforcing bars, buckets of concrete, lumber, and other materials and equipment around the construction site. This equipment arrives at the construction site in sections. Iron workers then connect the sections and set the cables to do the hoisting. Structural iron workers begin to connect steel columns, beams and girders according to blueprints and instructions from supervisors and superintendents. Structural steel, reinforcing rods and ornamental iron general come to the construction site ready for erection. Reinforcing iron workers set the bars in the forms that hold concrete, following blueprints showing the location, size and number of reinforcing bars. They fasten the bars together by tying wire around them with pliers. When reinforcing floors, workers place blocks under the reinforcing bars to hold them off the deck.

Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 1 Accepting Apprenticeship Applications NOW

Great Lakes Area Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program - Local #60


Applications for Construction Boilermaker Apprentice will be accepted by the Great Lakes Area Boilermakers Joint Apprenticeship Committee at the following locations, dates and times:

 Local 60 -- 425 W. Edgewood Court, Morton, Illinois

Thursday, April 25, 2013..........8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 30, 2013...........8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2013...........8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 25, 2013............8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thursday, August 29, 2013.......8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thursday, September 26, 20138 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Last Thursday of the month.

 The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.Every applicant must supply a copy of their BIRTH CERTIFICATE and HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED that the Committee can keep at the time of filing application for apprenticeship.

WELDING QUALIFICATION:Applicants that have a welding certification or weld training qualifications will have priority selection over applicants with no welding qualifications.Applicants must provide a copy and proof of welding certification or weld training qualification at time of application.          ===============================================================                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Steamfitters Local #353                                                                          Accepting Apprenticeship Applications.          June 1, 2015 - June 12, 2015                                                                                                                                            Applications must be completed at Steamfitter U.A. Local #353 Trade School, located at 6304 W. Development Dr., Peoria, IL during following hours.                                  Monday, Wednesday, Friday      9:00 am - 1:00 pm                                                         Tuesday, Thursday                      9:00 am - 1:00 pm / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm                       Saturday, June 6, 2015                8:00 am - 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                       Click here for application data sheet and Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                            Visit Steamfitter 353 website for more information about apprenticeship program.                                            

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