Illinois Laborers' & Contractors Program

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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.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
 1) Applicant must apply in person
 2) Must be 18 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.

 DRUG TESTING SHALL BE REQUIRED UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO PROGRAM

 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.
   2)  High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
   3)  Transcript of grades (High School, GED Scores, College-if applicable).
   4)  Military transfer or discharge - if in the military.
   5)  References - OPTIONAL:  Two (2) favorable references from:  Associated General Contractors members, other signatory contractors, or Laborer Local Business Managers
         will be accepted.


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.

 

REQUIRED CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS

INITIAL TRAINING

New Apprentice - Craft Orientation - Mandatory 1st Class
40 Hours
General Construction - Mandatory 2nd Class
40 Hours
Construction Math - Mandatory 3rd Class
40 Hours
Asphalt Technology & Construction
40 Hours
Concrete Worker
40 Hours


REMAINING REQUIRED TRAINING

Blueprint Reading
40 Hours               
Grade Checking / Intro to GPS
40 Hours
Mason Tending
40 Hours
Pipelaying 40 Hours
Bridge Construction, Renovation, & Demolition                  
40 Hours
Hoisting & Rigging 40 Hours
Elective Course 40 Hours

ELECTIVE COURSE LISTING

Asbestos Worker & Refresher
Concrete Worker Advanced
GPS
Hazardous Waste Operations
Landscaping
OSHA30
Scaffold User/Builder

 
TOTAL TRAINING HOURS = 480 HOURS


Apprentices are paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages consistent with skills and knowledge acquired. The rate for each period is shown as a percentage of the skilled Construction Craft Laborer journey worker rate as specified in the collective bargaining agreement.

All apprentices are required to obtain 1,000 hours of on-job-training, as well as 160 hours of related training each year of the program to wage progress to the next level.

WAGE RATES BEGINS WITH DATE OF REGISTRATION AT DOL

75% of Journeyworker rate + Benefits
On-the-Job Training = 0-750 Hours

80% of Journeyworker rate + Benefits
Classroom Training = 160 Hours
On-the-Job Training = 751-1,000 Hours
When requirements met – wage progress to 85% level

85% of Journeyworker rate + Benefits
Classroom Training = 320 Hours
On-the-Job Training = 1,001-,2000 Hours
When requirements met - wage progress to 95% level

95% of Journeyworker rate + Benefits
Classroom Training = 480 Hours
On-the-Job Training = 2,001-3,000 Hours
When requirements met - wage progress to 100% level

When final classroom and OJT requirements are met, and apprentice has in program MINIMUM of 3 years – they will be advanced to 100% Journeyworker Status.

TOTAL ON-THE-JOB HOURS     3,000 HOURS


How to Apply
Applications are accepted on the first Tuesday of each month according to the information provided in the Where to Apply 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 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