Chicago Urban League Transportation Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program
The Chicago Urban League Transportation Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program is a collaborative effort among Chicago-area community based organizations, the Apprenticeship Skill and Improvement Program Local 150 and the Chicagoland Laborers¹ District Council Trainers & Apprenticeship Fund to assure the increased participation of minority groups, disadvantaged persons, and females in all phases of the highway construction industry.
The program provides transportation construction apprenticeship readiness training, focusing on highway construction trades; job referral services for all successful program graduates and Intermodal placement assistance services geared toward positions in in the highway construction trades, labor apprenticeship programs, or highway, railroad, transit, or airport construction work opportunities.
Our community partners are: Quad County Urban League, Austin Peoples Action Center & Black Chamber of Commerce of Lake County
Applicants to this program must be individuals who have not successfully completed a union apprenticeship and training program in the past and who are not currently journeymen in good standing. Applicants must be residents of one of the following counties: Kane, Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kendall or Will.
This initiative is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Program Fast Facts
Participant Selection Criteria:
This 3-week training is designed to prepare participants for the Technical Construction Training phase of the program.We will address expectations on industry conduct, life skills and math skills to support your success in the program.
Training classes for the first 3 weeks of the program will be held at one of the following partner locations:
We will host eight 3-week Comportment training classes.
Each participant accepted into the program will receive transportation cost assistance and a $100/week stipend for the first 3 weeks.
You must attend every class, on time, in order to remain in the program and receive the stipends
Help with Job PlacementPlacement services are provided to every participant who successfully completes the 8-week technical construction training
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