IWIB Apprenticeship Illinois Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 14
9-11 a.m.
The IWIB Apprenticeship Illinois Committee will meet virtually on zoom.
See details below or click here.

This email is for committee members and friends of apprenticeship statewide.

Anyone can attend this public meeting but only voting members are unmuted for discussion. There will be a public comment period at the end of the meeting.
Quarterly Meeting Information
Tuesday, September 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 954 0555 0574
312-626-6799 (Chicago)

Agenda (click here)

Apprenticeship Illinois Committee Quarterly Report (click here)
Registered Apprentice
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.
Apprenticeship Illinois Committee members:
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the apprenticeship field.
  • Are knowledgeable about apprenticeship – nationally, statewide, and regionally.
  • Are ambassadors and champions for Apprenticeship Illinois.
  • Are strategic partners for growth plans for apprenticeships.
  • Actively address inequities in apprenticeships – both on the employer and participant sides.
The Committee's work groups include Marketing, Youth Apprenticeships, Pre-Apprenticeships, and Apprenticeship Systems.

To learn more about Apprenticeship Illinois, click here.
Get Ready!
National Apprenticeship Week November 15-19, 2021
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. 
Apprenticeship Illinois is celebrating Apprenticeship Week 2021 by hosting a range of events, in-person and virtually, and amplifying local and regional celebrations of apprenticeship. This week provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. It provides those curious about apprenticeship to learn more about all the benefits that come from learning and earning.
This week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of Illinois employers across diverse industries. 

We want to hear from you!

This online form will help elevate local and regional apprenticeship events all week long (click here for form).
Your event will be highlighted on an interactive calendar:
(available mid-September - proclamation resources will also be posted here)
Want to share your event on social media? Use #NAW2021 and #apprenticeshipIL
Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities
There are two active Notices Of Funding Opportunity or NOFOs for apprenticeship.

Illinois was awarded nearly $6 million by the US Department of Labor for another round of state apprenticeship expansion. The total NOFO amount will be $8 million and will fund apprenticeship navigators in 10 Economic Development Regions or EDRs and also fund apprenticeship intermediary programs statewide. Proposals are due September 15th.

Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship NOFO is accepting applications until October 4th. This NOFO will fund $10 million in pre-apprenticeship programs expressly in construction and build trades. This NOFO is funded through the state's capital expansion bill.

Check out the websites for more info!
National Apprenticeship Resources