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November 24, 2014
NWIBT Apprenticeship Information

TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                            
Description of Occupations                                                   
Boilermaker                                                                            
Bricklayer, Tile                                                                                   
Carpenter, Millcabinet, Floor Coverer, Pile Driver                 
Construction Craft Laborer                                                    
Electrical Worker                                                                   
Glazier                                                                                    
Insulator                                                                                 
Iron Workers                                                                         
Mechanic Technician                                                             
Millwright                                                                               
Operating Engineer                                                                
Painter                                                                                                
Plumber & Pipefitter                                                              
Roofers & Waterproofers                                                      
Sheet Metal Worker                                                               
Sprinkler Fitter                                                            
The National Apprenticeship Program
 
The National Apprenticeship Program is the term used to describe the coalition of management, labor and government that supports the apprenticeship program of the United States and the aggregate nationwide of such programs and enrolled apprentices.
Apprenticeship programs are operated by employers, employer associations, or jointly by management and labor on a voluntary basis. Government’s role is to provide support services to these program sponsors. 
Under the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937, the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) is responsible for providing service to existing apprenticeship programs and technical assistance to organizations who would like to establish an apprenticeship program.
Applicants and apprentices are assured of proper selection and training by the regulations recognized by BAT. Selection of apprentices is made on the basis of qualifications alone without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or occupational irrelevant physical requirements. 
Apprenticeships provide equal employment opportunity: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be selected, you must meet the qualifications of the particular trade and program to which you are applying and follow the registered selection process.
FURTHER QUESTIONS CONTACT:
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
Stewart Square
308 West State Street, Suite 403
Rockford, IL61101
(815) 987-4253
e-mail address: kliman.ronda@dol.gov
Ronda Kliman, Area Training Representative
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
With sincere appreciation, the Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Council would like to thank individuals and organizations who have contributed information and assistance towards the publication of this apprenticeship program guide. Special thanks goes to the many labor organizations and their backers for contributing data contained in the section titled Wage and Fringe Benefits Information.
The information provided in this guide will hopefully give direction to youth who show an interest in the Building Trades industry.
 
 
 
DESCRIPTION OF OCCUPATIONS
 
Boilermakers assemble, erect, repair boilers and related equipment, attachments and accessories. Includes laying out, cutting, fitting and bolting, welding and riveting heavy metal plates, boiler tubes and castings.
Bricklayers lay and install block, granite and various other clay, concrete or natural materials, brick, stone, structural tile, marble erect precast concrete and stone panels and any other masonry materials to build or repair walls, partitions, fireplaces, sewers and other structures, also install firebrick linings in industrial furnaces.
Carpenters work on virtually all phases of building construction. Carpenters will do building lay-out, set concrete forms for residences, office buildings, schools, industrial buildings, bridges and parking decks, as well as many other structures. Carpenters frame walls of steel or wood and cover the walls with a variety of materials and also insulate the walls. Carpenters also build and cover roofs with asphalt/fiberglass shingles, shakes and wood shingles. Installing all doors (interior and exterior), windows, garage and rolling doors, door hardware and door stops, bathroom hardware and equipment as well as all cabinets and countertops, is also the work of the Carpenter on the job. All trim, cabinets, shelving and store fixtures and displays are the work of carpenters. All forms of floor-covering: carpet, vinyl, linoleum, wood and ceramic flooring, are the work of Floor-Covering carpenters. Mill-Cabinet Carpenters, also called Cabinet-Makers, design, build and install all forms of cabinetry and countertops. All of this work is accomplished in residential, commercial and industrial settings. Carpenters are responsible for so many phases of a job that the superintendent, the person responsible for the correct completion of a project, is almost always a Carpenter.
Construction Craft Laborers perform work in nearly every facet of construction; including but not limited to: Building, Heavy and Highway, Environmental Remediation, and Pipeline work. A partial listing of specific tasks laborers may perform are: Asbestos Abatement, Concrete Placement, Scaffold Erection, Mason Tending, Demolition, Grade Checking, and Site Clean-up.
Electricians assemble, install, maintain and test electrical equipment and wiring systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings. In addition, they work with traffic signals, telephone communications, fiber optics and temperature and motor controls. Install new wiring and repair old wiring in residential, industrial and commercial buildings. They also work with high voltage, data voice systems and fiber optics. Install electrical service and power distribution to various types of buildings and structures. They provide new wiring, repair old wiring, provide power and controls to motors, HVAC and other electrical equipment and install receptacles, light fixtures, fire alarms, traffic signals, outdoor lighting, process control, energy management, power generation and security and telephone systems.
Glaziers install metal framing, glass reflective panels, door glass, mirrors and Plexiglass in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Insulators work with commercial and industrial insulation. Install insulation and soundproofing for heating, ventilation, steam generation, process piping and plumbing systems, remove hazardous waste and clean duct systems.
Iron Workers perform work in the following categories: structural ornamental, reinforcing and machinery moving and rigging. This work includes erecting structural steel bridges, buildings, viaducts, subways, tunnels, roof decking, pre-stressed and post-stressed concrete, applying sheeting to structural steel frames and installing metal stairways, catwalks, floor gratings, iron ladders, gates, chain link fences, ornamental grilles and screens, and decorative ironwork fences and balconies.
For a full description of the Ironworking trade and payscale for our apprentice program please go to the Iron Worker Local 498 website - www.iwlocal498.org.
Millwrights specialize in machinist or metal work. Their work involves the installation and maintenance of machinery in production plants and factories.
Operating Engineers operate and repair heavy equipment on construction projects.
Painters/Drywall Finishers/Decorators apply coats of paint, varnish, staining, enamel or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures of buildings and other structures. They may also prepare and cover room interior walls and ceilings with wallpaper, fabric, vinyl and other materials. Drywall finishers perform taping, surfacing and finishing of all drywall surfaces and are concerned with the application of drywall tape and finishing compounds to the joints of adjacent panels or gypsum wallboard surfaces in order to provide a smooth, unbroken surface on finished drywall ceilings and walls.
Plasterers/Cement Masons place and finish any concrete surface, apply coatings to concrete and patch and repair concrete. The work includes framing sidewalks, driveways, stairways, etc. In addition, they perform all work that involves concrete floors and walls. Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings by using a one, two or three coat system. Install insulated finish systems, apply stucco to exterior walls and ceilings and soundproof and reproof buildings.
Plumbers and Pipefitters plan, ready, install and maintain water supplies, sewers, drains and waste and vent piping.
Additionally, they work with HVAC repair and water cooling systems. Install piping, fixtures and other apparatus for bringing in the water supply and removing waste from commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Pipefitters use building plan and specifications for the construction and installation of piping systems, supports and pre-fabricated items. They also assemble and maintain equipment and new and existing appurtenances. They also install and maintain HVAC and heating and air conditioning systems.
NOTE: Plumbing apprentices and journeymen must be licensed by the State of Illinois. They lay out piping systems for their construction and installation, supporting pre-fabricated items, assembling equipment and appurtenances, (both new and existing) and maintaining the systems and equipment. Systems that a pipefitter may work on include: steam, condensation, water, drain lines, air gas, chemical, hydraulic, lubrication, heating and refrigeration and process piping. Pipefitters work in industrial, chemical power and wastewater treatment plants. Additionally, they work in refineries, hospitals and most commercial, residential and industrial buildings.
Roofers & Waterproofers use a wide range of products and application techniques for applying hot asphalt, hot coal tar pitch, rubber (EPDM & Hypalon), thermo plastic systems, torch applied modified bitumen and cold applied systems. In addition, they install insulation and gravel and work with slate, cement and clay tile and shingles. Waterproofers apply materials to plaza decks and building foundations to keep moisture out.
Sheet Metal Workers fabricate and install heating, air conditioning and ventilation. They also work in industrial plants, install architectural sheet metal and perform specialty fabrication.
Sprinkler Fitters install, repair and maintain all types of fixed piping and automatic fire protection systems.
 
 
 
BOILERMAKER
Sponsor: Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program, Local #1 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Chicagoland, including Boone and WinnebagoCounties.
 
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years.
Wage Information: Start at 60% of Journeyman wage, with a 5% increase every 6 months if all required work is up-to-date.
            1st 6 months – 60%                 
            2nd 6 months – 65%                
            3rd 6 months – 70%                
            4th 6 months – 75%                
5th 6 months – 80%
6th 6 months – 85%
7th 6 months – 90%
8th 6 months – 95%
Benefits: Pension, Annuity, Health & Welfare.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age, high school grad or GED.
Working Conditions: Extreme heights and weather conditions. Tight working areas, heavy lifting, climbing, working in nuclear, fossil, gas and oil power plants.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Science, Drafting, Welding and Blueprint Reading.
Work Experience: Welding experience helpful, but not required.
Entry Process: Go to Union Hall for application. Once submitted, you will be notified of the procedure. If you have any welding certifications, provide copies.
Contact:        Boilermakers Local #1
                        2941 Archer Avenue
                        Chicago, IL60608
                        Phone: (773) 247-5225
                        Robert Schwartz
                        John Skermont
 
 
 
BOILERMAKER:
Sponsor: Great Lakes Area Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program, Local #60 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: 33 Counties, including Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Whiteside.
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years, 6000 hours, including 144+ hours of class work yearly. 8 sets of lessons (1 set every 6 months) and pass advancement tests. Must complete on-the-job training sheets and complete and submit monthly reports.
Wage Information: Start of 70% of Journeyman wage, with a 2 ½% increase the first 4-6 month periods and 5% increase the second 4-6 month periods if all required work is up-to-date.
1st 6 months – 70%                 
            2nd 6 months – 72.5%             
            3rd 6 months – 75%                
            4th 6 months – 77.2%             
5th 6 months – 80%
6th 6 months – 85%
7th 6 months – 90%
8th 6 months – 95%
Benefits: National Benefits, Pension - $5.47 per hour paid. Annuity - $3.08 per hour paid. Health & Welfare - $6.82 per hour paid.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age, high school grad or GED.
Working Conditions: Extreme heights and weather conditions. Tight working areas, heavy lifting, climbing, working in nuclear, fossil, gas and oil power plants.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Science, Drafting, Welding and Blueprint Reading.
Work Experience: Welding experience helpful, but not required.
Entry Process: Call Union Hall for date and time.
Contact:        Boilermakers Local #60
                        425 West Edgewood Court
                        Morton, IL61550
                        Phone: (309) 266-7144
                        Matt Nelsen
                        Gary Lusk
 
 
 
BRICKLAYER, TILE AND PRECAST (TROWELL TRADES)
 
Sponsor: Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local #6 IL – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
Length of Apprenticeship: 3 ½ years.
Wage Information:
            1st 6 months – 50%
            2nd 6 months – 60%
            3rd 6 months – 65%
            4th 6 months – 70%
            5th 6 months – 75%
            6th 6 months – 80%
            7th 6 months – 90%
Benefits: Health & Welfare, International Pension and Local Retirement.
Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years of age, need a photo ID, birth certificate, a completed application and a $20 application fee.
Working Conditions: Outdoors in all types of weather.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Blueprint Reading, Math for Construction or any Shop classes.
Work Experience: Any general construction helpful, but not necessary.
Entry Process: Apply Wednesday only between 9 A.M. and noon, or between 1 P.M. and 4 P.M. at the Union Office. Must have all basic requirements at time of application. An interview may be required. All apprenticeships are based on contractor need. Applicants may be required to attend a 12-week pre-apprenticeship class.
Contact:        Bricklayer Joint Apprenticeship Committee
                        661 Southrock Drive
                        Rockford, IL61102
                        Phone: (815) 963-5336 (Wednesday only)
(for additional information please go to our website - www.local6Iil.info )
 
CARPENTER, CABINET MAKER, FLOOR COVERER
 
Sponsor: Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Illinois Counties of Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. 
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 ½ years. Apprentices are required to attend 160 classroom training hours per year. Apprentices also obtain on-the-job training hours by working for Union Contractors. 1300 hours per year of on-the-job training hours are required.
Wage Information:
 
            1st 6 months – 40% of Journeyman scale
            2nd 6 months – 50% of Journeyman scale
            3rd 6 months – 60% of Journeyman scale
            4th 6 months – 70% of Journeyman scale
            5th 6 months – 80% of Journeyman scale
            6th 6 month – 90 % of Journeyman scale
Benefits: Health & Welfare. Pension accrued during on-the-job training.
Basic Requirements: Must be at least 17 years old. Must supply us with a birth certificate, high school transcript, Social Security card and driver’s license. Qualifying test (minimum, score of 70%). Able to physically perform the work.
Working Conditions: Work in all kinds of weather and at heights and in excavations.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Algebra, Geometry, Sketching, Drafting, Industrial Arts and Woodshop classes, School-to-Work programs or pre-apprentice programs.
Entry Process: Satisfy basic requirements. When these qualifications are met, the prospective apprentice is then interviewed. If accepted at the interview, the apprentice’s name is put on a numerical list at his or her Local. The apprentice is hired from that list, as needed, by the Contractor. Upon obtaining employment, training can be scheduled. The apprentice must sign a scholarship loan agreement to work exclusively for Union contractors. The apprentice must also sign the training center Policy and an Apprenticeship Agreement with the Department of Labor.
Contact:        The Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa
                        Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
                        7978 Newburg Road
                        Rockford, IL61108
                        Phone: (815) 332-7006
                        Richard Wenger, Coordinator
 
 
 
 
Sponsor: Plasterers and Cement Masons Local #11, Area #161, #292/858, #362, #382, #587, #638 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Allamakee, Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Clayton, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubuque, Grundy, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago and Will Counties.
Length of Apprenticeship: 3 years (4000 hours).
Wage Information: Journeyman wage.
 
On the Job Hours:
 
70% 1st year     1333 hours
80% 2nd year    1333 hours
90% 3rd year    1334 hours
Benefits: Pension, Health & Welfare.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age, high school grad or GED. Physically able to perform the work. Show a birth certificate.
Working Conditions: Work in all types of weather, inside and outside. Must have patience and endurance.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Drafting and Shop classes.
Work Experience: Familiarity with construction helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
Entry Process: Applications accepted on Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
Contact:        Plasterers and Cement Masons, Local #11 Area #382 – JATC
                        5640 Sockness Drive
                        Rockford, IL61109
                        Phone: (815) 873-0346
                        Art Sturms
(for additional information please go to our website http://opcmialocal11.com )                        
 
CONSTRUCTION CRAFT LABORER
 
Sponsor: Illinois Laborers and Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program.
Geographic Jurisdiction: 92 Counties in Illinois, including Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
Length of Apprenticeship: Three (3) years and minimum 3,000 hours on-the-job diversified work and training, excluding time spent in required related instruction. Apprentices complete 200 hours (5 weeks) of classroom training each year.
Apprentices complete 40 hours of safety training, before being sent to any job.
 
Apprentices are required to attend Five (5) weeks of related training each year of Years 1, 2 and 3.
 
Apprentices must obtain on-the-job training by working for Union Contractors throughout the term of apprenticeship.
 
Wage Information:
First year:          75% of Journeyworker rate – FULL BENEFITS
            Second year:    85% of Journeyworker rate – FULL BENEFITS
Third year:         95% of Journeyworker rate – FULL BENEFITS
(Pay levels vary depending on collective bargaining agreements in different areas).
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension and Annuity.
Employers are then required to make fringe benefit contributions upon employment of any apprentice.
Basic Requirement:
 
Must be 18 years of age at time of application.
Must be able to read and write.
Must be legal resident of the United States.
Must complete aptitude test and oral interview.
$20.00 administrative fee (No check).
DRUG TESTING SHALL BE REQUIRED.
 
Within ten (10) days of date of application, applicant must submit the following to Fund Office:
 
Birth certificate or documentation showing proof of age and valid driver’s license.
High school diploma or GED certificate.
Transcript of grades (high school, GED scores, college – if applicable).
Military transfer or discharge – if in the military.
References – OPTIONAL:
            Two (2) favorable references from: Associated General Contractors
            Members, other signatory contractors, of Laborer Local Business Managers will
            be accepted.
Working Conditions: Construction Craft Laborers will work in all types of weather elements.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Upon acceptance into the apprenticeship program, all applicants will be required to successfully complete 40 hours of safety training.
Any type of construction safety training would be beneficial to apprentice.
 
Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary for acceptance)
Experience working in any hands-on construction work is beneficial to applicant.
Abilities: Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
A reading, understanding, writing and communicating ability as would enable the applicant to perform the tasks of the Construction Craft Laborer in a safe manner and comprehend the subject matter taught, in English, in related instruction.
Entry Process: Applications will be taken the first Tuesday of each month. Individuals meeting the basic requirements may obtain an application at a Laborer Local Union Hall, during designated times. All applications are forwarded to the Training Fund Office for processing. All applicants are then notified by mail of the location, date, and time that they should report for aptitude testing.
At the time of aptitude testing, the applicant must meet all basic requirements and all required documentation and administrative fees must be presented.
 
All applicants are required to take a written aptitude test and submit to an Interview administered by the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program Staff. All applicants who complete the aptitude testing will be forwarded a letter by mail notifying them of the location, date, and time that they should report for their oral interview.
The Board of Trustees will then review all applicants and their scores. Each Laborer Local Union Hall will then receive a listing of the applicants who have successfully fulfilled all requirements for application to the program. The listing will be in ranking order (highest to lowest), and this is how individuals will be selected for the program, depending on the need for apprentices by each Local Union. Applicants will need to check with the Local Union Hall where they made application to determine their current ranking on the list.
Contact:        Illinois Laborers & Contractors
                        Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
                        Rural Route 3, Box 138
                        Mt. Sterling, IL62353
                        Phone: Toll-free: (877) 773-2741
Ron Litherland, Administrator
                        Michelle M. Payne, Apprenticeship Director
                        Tracy Whitecotton, GPLDC Apprenticeship Coordinator
 
 
 
ELECTRICAL WORKER – COMMUNICATIONS
 
Sponsor: NECA – IBEW Local #364 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: All of Winnebago, Stephenson, Boone, Ogle, Lee Counties and parts of Jo Daviess, Whiteside and DeKalb Counties (Call for complete listing).
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years. A minimum of 160 hours of classroom training each year. Classroom instruction is held 4 hours a night, 1 night a week from August through June, apprentices are required to receive 8000 hours of on-the-job training.
Work Information: Journeyman wages.
            1st period – 40% of wage       
            2nd period – 45% of wage       
            3rd period – 50% of wage       
            4th period – 55% of wage       
            5th period – 60% of wage
            6th period – 65% of wage
            7th period – 75% of wage
            8th period – 85% of wage
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental and Optical.
Basic Requirements: 18 years old. High school diploma or GED (Transcript must be submitted). High school Algebra (grade “C”). Valid driver’s license, provide birth certificate, pass a drug test, be able to obtain a Permanent Employee Record Card through the State of Illinois and reside in Local #364 jurisdiction for at least one year.
Working Conditions: Electricians work indoors and out in all types of conditions. Must not be afraid of heights.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Science, Shop, Communication and Electronics classes.
Work Experience: Familiarity with any type of construction or electrical work would be helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
 
Entry Process: Applications are accepted from 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. the first working Tuesday of each month. Submit a complete application, take and pass an aptitude test and take an oral interview. Applicants who meet all of the requirements are placed on an eligibility list. There is a $25.00 administration fee.
 
Contact:        NIE JATT
                        619 Southrock Drive
                        Rockford, IL 61102
                        Phone: (815) 969-8484
                        Todd Kindred, Coordinator
                        niejatc@jatc364.net
 
 
ELECTRICAL WORKER – INSIDE WIREMAN
 
Sponsor: NECA – IBEW Local #364 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: All of Winnebago, Stephenson, Boone, Ogle, Lee Counties and parts of Jo Daviess, Whiteside and DeKalb Counties (Call for complete listing).
Length of Apprenticeship: 5 years. A minimum of 160 hours of classroom training each year. Classroom instruction is held for the first 3 years one day a week for 8 hours every other week and 4 hours a night, 1 night a week for 4th and 5th year from August through June. Apprentices are required to receive 8000 hours of on-the-job training.
 
Work Information: Journeyman wages.
            1st year, 1st period – 40%
            1st year, 2nd period – 45%
            2nd year, 3rd period – 55%
            3rd year, 4th period – 65%
            4th year, 5th period – 75%
            5th year, 6th period – 90%
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental and Optical.
Basic Requirements: 18 years old. High school diploma or GED (Transcript must be submitted). High school Algebra (grade “C”), valid driver’s license, provide birth certificate, pass a drug test and reside in Local #364 jurisdiction for a least one year.
Working Conditions: Electricians work indoors and out in all types of conditions. Must not be afraid of heights and be able to lift heavy objects.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Science, Shop and Communication classes. Electricity and Electronics.
Work Experience: Familiarity with any type of construction or electrical work would be helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
Entry Process: Applications are accepted from 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. the 1st working Tuesday of each month. Submit a completed application, take and pass an aptitude test, and take an oral interview. Applicants who meet all of the requirements are placed on an eligibility list. There is a $25.00 administration fee.
 
Contact:        NIE JATT
                        619 Southrock Drive
                        Rockford, IL 61102
                        Phone: (815) 969-8484
                        Todd Kindred, Coordinator
                        niejatc@jatc364.net
 
 
 
ELECTRICAL WORKER – RESIDENTAL
 
Sponsor: NECA – IBEW Local #364 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: All of Winnebago, Stephenson, Boone, Ogle, Lee Counties and parts of Jo Daviess, Whiteside and DeKalb Counties (Call for complete listing).
Length of Apprenticeship: 3 years. A minimum of 120 hours of classroom training each year. Classroom instruction is held 3 hours a night, 1 night a week from August through June, apprentices are required to receive 6000 hours of on-the-job training.
Work Information: Journeyman wages.
            1st Year 1st period – 50%
            1st Year 2nd period – 55%
            2nd Year 3rd period – 60%
            2nd Year 4th period – 70%
            3rd Year 5th period – 80%
            3rd Year 6th period – 90%
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental and Optical.
Basic Requirements: 18 years old. High school diploma or GED (Transcript must be submitted). High school Algebra (grade “C”). Valid driver’s license, provide birth certificate, pass a drug test and reside in Local #364 jurisdiction for at least one year.
Working Conditions: Electricians work indoors and out in all types of conditions. Must not be afraid of heights.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Science, Shop and Communication classes.
 
Work Experience: Familiarity with any type of construction or electrical work would be helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
Entry Process: Applications are accepted from 8:30 A.M. to noon on Monday through Friday except holidays. Submit complete application and take an oral interview. Applicants who meet all of the requirements are placed on an eligibility list.
Contact:        NIE JATT
                        619 Southrock Drive
                        Rockford, IL 61102
                        Phone: (815) 969-8484
                        Todd Kindred, Coordinator
                        niejatc@jatc364.net
 
 
 
GLAZIER
 
Sponsor:       Painters and Allied Trades
                        District Council #30
                        Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund
Geographic Jurisdiction: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
Length of Apprenticeship: 3 years, 6000 hours on-the-job training, attend classroom instruction two (2) Saturdays per month for 8 hours.
Wage Information: Journeyman wage.
            1st 1000 hours – 50%              
            2nd 1000 hours – 60%             
            3rd 1000 hours – 65%             
4th 1000 hours – 70%
5th 1000 hours – 80 %
6th 1000 hours – 85%
Benefits: Health & Welfare. Pension and Annuity (International).
Basic Requirements: 17 years of age. Legal resident. High school diploma, GED or transcript.
Working Conditions: Work in all kinds of conditions.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Geometry and Mechanical Drawing.
Entry Process: Applications are accepted all year round.
Contact:        Painters and Allied Trades
                        District Council #30
                        Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund
                        2175 Rochester Drive
                        Aurora, IL 60506
                        Phone: (630) 966-1451
 
 
 
INSULATOR
 
Sponsor: Health and Frost Insulators Local #19 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Chicagoland including Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago.
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years, including classroom instruction.
Wage Information: Journeyman wage.
            1st year – 50% of wage
            2nd year – 65% of wage
            3rd year – 70% of wage
            4th year – 85% of wage
Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension and Annuity (after becoming a Journeyman).
Basic Requirements: At least 18 years old. High school diploma or GED certificate. Physically fit to work in the construction industry.
Working Conditions: All types of weather conditions, with the majority of work being outdoors. Must be able to work in confined spaces. Must be able to work at high levels on ladders and scaffolds.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Algebra, Geometry and Mechanical Drawing. Ability to read and understand English.
Work Experience: Hazardous waste handling experience is helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
Entry Process: Obtain and complete application. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the Union Office. Note: Selection Process – Mail copies of high school diploma, high school grades or GED certificate, submit references, take and pass a physical exam, general aptitude test, drug screening test and a personal interview.
Contact:        Heat and Frost Insulators Local #19 – JATC
                        N27 W23155 Roundy Drive
                        Pewaukee, WI 53072
                        Phone: (262) 548-9606
                        Craig Stevens, Coordinator
 
 
 
Sponsor: Iron Workers Local #498 – JATC. 
Geographic Jurisdiction: 11 Counties in Northern Illinois and 3 Counties in South Wisconsin.
Length of Apprenticeship:  3 years. Must attend classes two nights each week from September through May. Some Saturday classes may be required.
Wage Information: It is a 3 year program. Starting wage is 60%.
            1st period - 1st year, 1st Semester –   60.00%                    
            2nd period -1st year, 2nd Semester –  66.70%                   
            3rd period - 2nd year, 3rd Semester -  73.36%                   
4th period - 2nd year, 4th Semester -   80.04%
5th period - 3rd year, 5th Semester -    86.69%
6th period - 3rd year, 6th Semester -    93.34%
           
Benefits: The same as Journeyman, Health & Welfare fund, Pension and Annuity funds.
Basic Requirements: 18 years old. Proof of legal residency, physically able to perform the work of the trade with reasonable accommodations and without hazard to themselves or others. Accepted applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing. Aptitude test must be taken.
Working Conditions: Outside in all seasons. Working high off the ground. Heavy lifting. Maintenance work is hot, dirty and noisy (steel mills, car plants and foundries).
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math and Drafting. Welding would be helpful, but not mandatory as this is part of the training program.
 
Entry Process: Apply at Local Ironworkers Local #498 as advertised by the JATC.
(for more information please go to our website - www.iwlocal498.org )
Contact:            Ironworkers Local #498
                        5640 Sockness Drive
                        Rockford, IL 61109
                        Phone: (815) 873-9180
                        Mark Richeson, Apprenticeship Coordinator
 
 
 
MECHANIC TECHNICIAN
 
Sponsor: Operators Local #150 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Northern Illinois including Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties.
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years with a minimum of 8000 hours of on-the-job training. 864 classroom hours. CDL-A or CDL-B. Must meet the minimum academic standards.   Minimum Union meeting attendance.
Wage Information: Pay levels vary depending on type of machinery being operated. Listed by % of Journeyman rate.
            1st year – 50%                         
            1st half of 3rd year – 75%        
            1st half of 4th year – 85%        
2nd year – 65%
2nd half of 3rd year – 80%
2nd half of 4th year – 90%
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental Insurance and Vacation Savings Plan.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age, High School Diploma or G.E.D. Must posses a valid driver’s license and be able to physically perform the work required. Applicants may be required to take an aptitude test (when available).
Working Conditions: Work in all types of weather. Work will be both indoor and outdoors.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Shop classes, Welding classes and Mechanical classes.
Work Experience: Experience as a Mechanic or with Heavy Equipment is helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
Entry Process: Submit an application that is available from Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Contact:        Operating Engineers Local #150
                        Apprenticeship & Skill Improvement Program
                        20949 West Lockport Road
                        Plainfield, IL 60544
                        Phone: (815) 436-4150
                        Roger Allen, Coordinator
  
 
 
MILLWRIGHT
 
Sponsor: Millwright Local #2158 and the Illinois-Iowa JATC are affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America which was founded in 1881. Local #2158 is in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Call for locations.
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years, including related classroom instruction.
Wage Information: Journeyman wage.
            Pre-Apprentice:           40% of wage
            1st year:                       60% of wage
            2nd year:                       70% of wage
            3rd year:                       80% of wage
            4th year:                       90% of wage
Benefits: The same as Journeyman. Health & Welfare fund. Pension and Annuity fund.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age. Proof of citizenship, high school diploma or equivalent.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Algebra, Geometry and Mechanical Drawing. Ability to read and understand English.
Work Experience: Must be willing to work hard and willing to learn.
Entry Process: All interested applicants must call the JATC Office at (563) 332-3595 to set up appointment for an informational meeting and at that time applications will be issued and questions will be answered.
Contact:        ILIOWA Millwright JATC
                        2707 62nd St Court
                        Bettendorf, IA 52722
                        Phone: (563) 332-3595
                        Stuart Mesmer, Apprentice Coordinator
 
OPERATING ENGINEER
 
Sponsor: Operators Local #150 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Northern Illinois including Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties.
Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years with a minimum of 6000 hours of on-the-job training. 240 classroom hours (80 hours per year). 192 training site hours per year, must pass 3 performance tests. Minimum Union meeting attendance.
Wage Information: Pay levels vary depending on type of machinery being operated. Listed by % of Journeyman rate.
            1st year – 50%                         
            1st half of 3rd year – 75%        
            1st half of 4th year – 85%        
2nd year – 65%
2nd half of 3rd year – 80%
2nd half of 4th year – 90%
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental Insurance and Vacation Savings Plan.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age, 2 years of high school or GED. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to physically perform the work required.
Working Conditions: Work in all types of weather. The majority of the work is outdoors.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Shop classes.
Work Experience: Experience with heavy equipment or as a laborer is helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.
Entry Process: Submit an application that is available from Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Contact:        Operating Engineers Local 150
                        Apprenticeship & Skill Improvement Program
                        19800 W. South Arsenal Rd.
                        Wilmington, IL 60481
                        Phone: (815) 722-3201
                        Michael Rorex, Coordinator
 
PAINTER
 
Sponsor: Painter and Allied Trades District Council #30 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
 
Length of Apprenticeship: 3 years, 6000 hours of on-the-job training. Classroom is 8 hours a day every two weeks and is an unpaid mandatory condition of employment.
Wage Information:
            1st 6 months, 40% plus benefits
            2nd 6 months, 45% plus benefits
            3rd 6 months, 50% plus benefits
            4th 6 months, 55% plus benefits
            5th 6 months, 70% plus benefits
            6th 6 months, 85% plus benefits
Benefits: Health & Welfare and Pension.
Basic Requirements: 17 years of age, high school diploma, GED or transcript, legal resident, must be willing to travel within the jurisdiction.
Working Conditions: Work indoors and outdoors. Able to work at heights on ladders and scaffolds. Able to lift and carry at least 80 pounds. Able to work in confined spaces.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Geometry, Art, Color, Architectural Drawing and Mechanical Drawing.
Work Experience: Experience with a painting contractor is helpful, but not necessary to acceptance.
Entry Process: Applications are accepted year round.
Contact:        Painters and Allied Trades
                        District Council #30
                        Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund
                        2175 Rochester Drive
                        Aurora, IL 60506
                        Phone: (630) 966-1451
                        www.painters30school.com
PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS
 
Sponsor: Rockford Area Plumbing, Pipefitting and Refrigeration Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Rockford, Illinois – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Counties of Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, Jo Daviess and the eastern portion of Carroll County.
Length of Apprenticeship: 5 years.
Wage Information: Journeyman wage.
            1st year – 40% of Journeyman wage
            2nd year – 50% of Journeyman wage
            3rd year – 60% of Journeyman wage
            4th year – 70% of Journeyman wage
            5th year – 80% of Journeyman wage
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension and 401K.
Basic Requirements: 18 yeas of age, photo ID, proof of birth date, high school graduate with one full year of standard algebra (with a passing grade) or GED (GED fulfills the algebra requirement), or one post high school algebra class (with a passing grade) prior to date of application. Alternate math classes are subject to review by the JATC. Aptitude test will be required. Oral interview will be required.
Pre-employment Requirements: Drug screening, physical examination and proof of driver’s responsibility.
Working Conditions: All types of weather, indoor and outdoor. High elevation, trenches and ditches.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Drafting, Computers, Shop, Welding and Science.
Work Experience: Any building construction or military experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Entry Process: Applications accepted the 2nd working Wednesday of each month from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE IS $20.00. PAYABLE BY CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!
 
Contact:        Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #23 – JATC
                        4525 Boeing Drive
                        Rockford, IL 61109
                        Phone: (815) 397-0342 x23
                        Larry McKay
 
 
ROOFERS & WATERPROOFERS
 
Sponsor: Roofer Local #11 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Chicagoland, including Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.
Length of Apprenticeship: 5 year program, 5500 hours on-the-job and classroom training.
Wage Information:
1st 6 months – 45% of Journeyman’s rate                  
2nd 6 months – 50% of Journeyman’s rate
2nd year – 60% of Journeyman’s rate                         
3rd year – 65% of Journeyman’s rate
4th year – 70% of Journeyman’s rate                          
5th year – 80% of Journeyman’s rate
Benefits: Good wages, Health & Welfare and Pensions.
Basic Requirements: Must apply in person at our office. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must pay a $20.00 non refundable application fee in the form of cash or money order. Must show us an original high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate (proof of 6 month’s commercial roofing experience may take place of diploma). Must be able to speak and understand the English language. (Classes are in English). Must show a valid drivers license and social security card. Must take an aptitude test. Must be physically able of performing the trades needs. Applicants will be notified by mail prior to the next scheduled testing date.
Working Conditions: Work in all types of conditions and be able to work from heights.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Mechanical Drawing, Reading Comprehension and Physical Ed.
Work Experience: Outside work with tools.
Entry Process: Applications accepted year round. Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M until 3:00 p.m., call first.
Contact:        Chicagoland Roofers Joint Apprenticeship Committee
                        7045 Joliet Road
                        Indian Head Park, IL 60525
                        Phone: (708) 246-4488
                        www.chicagoroofers.com
 
 
SHEET METAL WORKER
 
Sponsor: Sheet Metal Workers Local #219 – JATC.
Geographic Jurisdiction: Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee, Carroll, Whiteside, Stephenson and Jo Daviess.
Length of Apprenticeship: 5 year program.
Wage Information: Journeyman wage.
           
            1st 6 months (Probation): full benefits, 40% of wage
            2nd 6 months (Probation): full benefits, 45% of wage
            3rd 6 months, full benefits, 50% of wage
            4th 6 months, full benefits, 55% of wage
            5th 6 months, full benefits, 60% of wage
            6th 6 months, full benefits, 65% of wage
            7th 6 months, full benefits, 75% of wage
            8th 6 months, full benefits, 85% of wage
            9th 6 months, full benefits, 85% of wage
            10th 6 months, full benefits, 85% of wage
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension.
Basic Requirements: Minimum of 18 years old. High school diploma or GED. Resident of geographic jurisdiction for at least one year. Must be able to perform the work of the trade.
Working Conditions: Work in all types of condition, indoor and outdoor.
Entry Process: Applicant must present high school diploma or GED certificate, a copy of birth certificate, a small photo and request that a copy of your high school transcript be mailed directly to this office.
Contact:        Sheet Metal Workers Local #219
                        3316 Publishers Drive
                        Rockford, IL 61109
                        Phone: (815) 874-6641
                        Jeff Scanlan
 
 
 
SPRINKLER FITTER
 
Sponsor: Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union #669 – JATC.
 
Geographic Jurisdiction: District II is Illinois and Eastern Missouri.
Length of Apprenticeship: 5 years, 1st 6 months is probationary, 144 hours a year instruction via correspondence courses through Penn State University.
Wage Information: Starting with 50% of Journeyman wage for the first year with 5% raise every 6 months if apprentice is current in related course work.
Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension and Supplemental Pension.
Basic Requirements: 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED. Physically able to do the work of the trade and if applicable, must have military discharge other than dishonorable.
Working Conditions: Sprinkler Fitters work indoors and out in all weather, from below ground level on underground piping to roof elevations in all sizes of structures. This work requires a good deal of travel, working at heights and physical exertion.
Recommended Preparatory Classes: Math, Drafting Industrial Technology, Science and Personal Relations.
Work Experience: None required, but mechanical aptitude helpful.
Entry Process: Apply and interview with signatory contractor and thus be placed on a ranked list.
Contact:            Road Sprinkler Fitters Local #669
                        P.O. Box 9608
                        Peoria, IL 61612
                        Phone: (309) 693-1906
                        John Birdoes
 




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