HIRE360 is recruiting candidates into union trades apprenticeship program and prepare them for work opportunities in upcoming construction projects. We are committed to serving individuals who are serious about a career in the trades. Interested in learning more? Complete the assessment form below. Once completed, a HIRE360 representative will reach out to you about next steps.
The HIRE360 Pre-Apprenticeship Program is funded in part by the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act. The Illinois Works Jobs Program Act was created as a result of Governor Pritzker’s historic $45 billion capital plan and his commitment to expanding equity in Illinois’ construction workforce. This 8-week program will incorporate industry-recognized curriculum, help candidates access credentials such as CPR and OSHA-10 training, and will prepare candidates to compete and succeed in the apprenticeship application process.
PROGRAM DESIGN AND GOAL
The Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed to increase the number of qualified construction and building trades apprentices who are women, people of color, veterans, and prepares them to enter full apprenticeship programs on their way to careers in the construction and building trades.
To enter the program applicants must be/have: 18 years old Illinois resident High school diploma or GED/HiSET Able to pass a drug test Driver’s License (by completion of the program) Interest in a career in the construction & building trades
The following criteria are not requirements but will help participants be more successful beyond the program. All Illinois Works programs can offer support services on these criteria. Reliable Transportation English Proficiency
Below is a sampling of the services offered. Additional services are available based on participant’s needs. Childcare Transportation Assistance Housing Assistance Math & Reading Tutoring Mental Health Counseling
Stipends are paid to participants based on performance including attending mandatory sessions and passing module assessments. Visit individual program sites for specific stipend information.
INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATOINS/CREDENTIALS
All programs offer either NCCER Core or NABTU Certification And OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certification First Aid/CPR Certification Test-taking skills Employment Skills
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
All programs offer 150+ hours of instruction over at least 6 weeks. Visit the Illinois Works Pre-apprenticeship Program website for individual program information
JOB READINESS AND REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ASSISTANCE
The program’s goal is to help participants enter Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Below are some of the services available: Resume Writing Mock Interviews Apprenticeship Application Assistance Apprenticeship Program Tours