Illinois Laborers' & Contractors Program



The Stanford Training Center was previously a vacant elementary school. This 32,000 square-foot building has 10 to 12 classrooms and a hands-on training arena that is in progress.

Illinois Laborers and Contractors Training Facility in Stanford was dedicated to Michael J. LaHood on May 14, 2011, for all of the dedicated service to the Laborers and for everything he did in the training of Journeyman workers and apprentices throughout the state.


Effective Immediately - Reservations will be accepted for Sunday night room accommodations at any of our training facilities.


Mt. Sterling Training Facility
(217) 773-2741

Check in for all facilities is between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.


Upon arrival to class, ILCJATP Stanford Training Facility Staff will provide you with your room accommodation information. Trainees will be provided overnight accommodations for the nights of Sunday through Thursday evenings. All trainees who wish to check-in on Sunday night must first make reservations with the ILCJATP office by 12 noon on the Thursday prior to class beginning. All rooms will be double occupancy; there are no provisions for single rooms. In addition, lunch will be provided for students attending classes at Stanford Training Facility.

Individuals enrolled in classes should bring appropriate hands-on work attire (boots, work clothes, gloves, etc.) Appropriate apparel is mandatory for hands-on training.


Effective January 1, 2009, all APPRENTICES attending classes at any of the ILCJATP facilities or any off-site training location will be required to bring their issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) EACH and EVERY time they attend class. This includes their OSHA Standards Book, all which is received during 1st week Craft Orientation Class.

This includes the following:

  1. Hard Hat
  2. Safety Glasses
  3. OSHA Standards Regulations Book

A $10.00 per offense penalty will be imposed on students who do not bring or wear their issued PPE and OSHA Standards Regulations Book.

ALL STUDENTS will be required to bring their own concrete boots to their concrete classes. The training center will not provide these for the students.


Training Allowance

The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Laborers' & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program has implemented a Trainee Mileage Policy effective September 1, 2014. The prior Trainee Stipend policy has been discontinued as of September 1, 2014. View the changes to this policy here.


From Peoria:
Take I-74 E
Merge onto I-155 S Exit 101 towards Lincoln
Exit 22 Townline Road
Left onto CR-7/Townline Road
Right onto CR-24 Boston School Road
Left onto IL-122
Right onto CR-59 N Division Street
Right onto W Boundary Street

From Bloomington:
Take US-150/IL-9 E
Continue to follow IL-9
Merge onto IL-122
Left onto CR-59 N Division Street
Right onto W Boundary Street

From Rockford:
Take I-39 S/US-51 S toward Bloomington/Normal
Merge onto I-55 S/US 51 S toward I-74 / Peoria / Champaign / Decatur / St Louis
Take Market Street/ US-150 /IL-9 Exit 160 toward Pekin
Turn Right onto US-150 / IL-9 / W Market Street; Continue to follow IL-9
Merge onto IL-122
Left onto CR-59 N Division Street
Right onto W Boundary Street

From Champaign:
Take I-72 E / US-36 E
Merge onto I-55N toward CHICAGO
Take the US-136 exit, EXIT 145, toward MCLEAN/HAYWORTH
Turn Left onto US-136/ E 200 NORTH RD. Continue to follow US-136
Turn Right onto N 400 EAST RD/ CR-59. Continue to follow CR-59
Turn Right onto CR-59/ N 300 EAST RD
Turn Left onto CR-34/ CR-59/ E 800 NORTH RD
Turn Right onto N 250 EAST RD/ CR 59. Continue to follow CR-59
Turn Left onto W BOUNDARY St.