Illinois Works

Illinois Works

Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Are you interested in a career in Construction and the Building Trades?

Illinois Works’ FREE Pre-apprenticeship program can prepare you to successfully transition to a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship in the trades!

Click here for the  Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Flyer

About the Program:

Illinois Works and Danville Area Community College's Pre-Apprenticeship program will prepare students to successfully transition to a registered apprenticeship in the following trades:

  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Construction

In addition to gaining the experience and skills necessary for union apprenticeships, students will also earn a certificate from DACC, setting them apart from other applicants.

Tuition and fees for this program will be entirely grant-funded. What's more, students will earn money while attending class and may be eligible for assistance with childcare, housing, and tutoring, if needed.

Target Audience

  • All Illinois residents are welcome with an emphasis on women, people of color and veterans

Program Offers

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Wrap-Around Services
  • Student Support Service
  • Stipends
  • Industry Recognized Certifications(NCCER/NABTU, OSHA, First Aid/CPR)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum Age of 18 Years Old
  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED/HiSET
  • Illinois Resident

For more information contact: Greg Hansbraugh at or 217.443.8579