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Apprenticeship Illinois Committee Meeting
Please note this is a public meeting that anyone can attend.
Thursday, December 9th, 9-11 a.m.
Log in details are on the IWIB calendar
and on Agenda

NAW2021 Media and Photo Gallery
Illinois proudly hosted over 40 virtual and in-person events during National Apprenticeship Week 2021. Check out the NAW2021 Media Gallery here. If you missed webinars, recordings can be viewed here. Below is a small sampling of all the amazing celebrations that took place.
Collinsville Apprenticeship Roundtable Celebrated 14 Employers Sponsoring 85 Apprentices
The Workforce Connection and Rock Valley College will expand, develop, and implement a comprehensive workforce strategy including apprenticeship opportunities offered through AAR's Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the Rockford Airport
Springfield Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Association NAW2021 event had nearly 2000 attendees

Governor Pritzker's NAW2021 Welcome Video
Apprenticeship Illinois' NAW2021 Employer Thank You Video
Powering Chicago Celebrates Sheena Chapman Apprentice Video
Elgin Community College and Hampshire Fire Protection District Apprentice Laura Black
NAW2021 In the News (clickable links to articles)
Apprenticeship Employer Information
Want more information about the Apprenticeship Education Tax Credit? Click here. or Email: [email protected]
Employers are allowed a tax credit for certain educational expenses associated with qualifying apprentices. Qualified educational expenses include tuition, book fees, and lab fees. The credit is up to $3,500 per apprentice and an additional $1,500 if (1) the apprentice resides in an underserved area or (2) the employer's principal place of business is located in an underserved area. The total tax credits may not exceed $5 million annually.

Looking for an Apprenticeship?
Check out the Becoming an Apprentices pages on the Apprenticeship Illinois website. Find information about the industries and occupations sponsoring apprenticeships. Use the USDOL apprenticeship finder tool or learn more about specific Illinois apprenticeship initiatives that are funded by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Email [email protected] for more information.
Apprenticeship Employer Spotlight
Zurich is one of the hundreds of employers looking for apprentices throughout Illinois. Zurich is hosting information sessions on December 8 and 15 about their award-winning Apprenticeship Program in commercial insurance.
Join one of its deep dive information sessions to find out more:
  • What are the life-changing benefits?
  • How is the program structured and what support will I receive?
  • What is expected of a Zurich Apprentice and do I have what it takes?
  • How and when do I apply?

Registered Apprentice
USDOL-Illinois Office of Apprenticeship
Did you know that apprenticeships in Illinois are registered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Illinois Office of Apprenticeship? Illinois is one of 25 Office of Apprenticeship (OA) States in which all registered apprenticeship program registration and oversight is done by federal U.S. Department of Labor staff through state field offices. Long-time OA-Illinois Director Kimberly Jones retires this month. Stay tuned for news about a new OA-Illinois Director in 2022. Find your regional OA Illinois Apprenticeship Training Representative (ATR) click here.
What is the IWIB Apprenticeship Illinois Committee?

The Apprenticeship Illinois Committee is one of 4 content-focused committees of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board or IWIB and provides leadership on:
  1. Expanding apprenticeships geographically and to new industries.
  2. Increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in apprenticeships.
  3. Formalizing apprenticeship coordination across partnering state agencies.
  4. Growing statewide capacity to provide apprenticeship opportunities to job seekers and businesses.

The Committee has public quarterly meetings and has work groups on Marketing, Youth Apprenticeships, Pre-Apprenticeships, and Apprenticeship Systems (on hiatus).

Apprenticeship Illinois Committee
2022 Schedule

Quarterly Committee Meetings

·       March 17, 9-11 am
·       June 16, 9-11 am
·       September 15, 9-11 am
·       December 8, 9-11 am

Marketing Work Group
The Marketing Work Group meets monthly on the first Thursday, from 2-3 pm.
Pre-Apprenticeship Work Group
The Pre-Apprenticeship Work Group meets every other month on the last Thursday, from 10-11:30.
Youth Apprenticeship Work Group
The Youth Apprenticeship Work Group meets monthly on the second Wednesday, from 9-10:30.
Quarterly meetings and work group meetings, agendas, and materials are posted in the IWIB calendar. Click here for December 2021 Quarterly Report.

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