Illinois Laborers' & Contractors Program


Application Process

On February 3, 1997, the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, awarded the Illinois Laborers' and Contractors' Training Trust Fund a Certificate of Registration for Apprenticeship Training for the trade of Construction Craft Laborer (CCL). The Training Program soon began implementing its first apprenticeship program, administered by the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). The JATC is composed of twelve members, six appointed by the union and six by the employers.

Our instructors are dedicated to giving quality training in everything from Asbestos Abatement, General Construction, and Hazardous Waste Removal to Welding. We train more than 5,500 Union Laborers a year and offer an apprenticeship program to qualified men and women who are interested in a career as a construction craft laborer with all the advantages of the Laborers' Union...good wages, great health and welfare benefits and lots of advancement opportunities.

 1) Applicant must apply in person or on-line
 2) Must be 17 years of age at the time of application.
 3) High School Graduate or GED Certificate
 4) Physically able to perform the work of the trade  
 5) A reading, understanding, writing, and communicating ability, that would enable the applicant to perform the tasks of the CCL in
     a safe manner and comprehend the subject matter taught, in English only, in related training.


 Within ten (10) days of date of application, applicant must submit the following to Fund Office:
   1)  Birth Certificate or documentation showing proof of age. (Drivers license or state identification card may be used)
   2)  High School Diploma or GED Certificate ( If this is not available, transcripts with graduation date will be suffice)
                 Foreign Transcripts - MUST BE TRANSLATED
   3)  Military DD214 - If Applicable

Illinois Laborers' and Contractors' Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are given without regard to age, sex, religion, race, color, or national origin.

How to Apply
Applications are accepted on the first Tuesday of each month according to the information provided in the APPLY NOW section of our website.  Depending on the local you are applying with, applications may be accepted in-person, or online.  Online applications are accepted between the hours of 8:00am - 8:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month only.  The online application can be found on our website under the APPLY NOW tab at the top of the homepage.  In-person application times vary, and are listed with each local in the Where to Apply section.  Once you have applied and submitted all necessary documentation, the ILCJATP will be in contact by US Mail concerning your next steps.

Trainee Lodging

Lodging will be provided to all students who attend 40-hour classes at any of the four ILCJATP Facilities. Please visit the facilities pages for more information.

Mt. Sterling, IL  •   Marion, IL  •   Stanford, IL  •  Edwardsville, IL

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