- Complete the online reservation form for an application date and time. Link below.
- $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (HVAC or Building Trades) (Cash or Money Order only, NO personal checks)
- Copy of birth certificate.
- Copy of high school diploma or GED certificate.
- A High school senior may apply with a letter from the school stating they are on track to graduate.
- Valid driver’s license for the state in which you reside.
- Your valid Driver’s License.
- Your original Social Security Card.
- A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee (Money Order only made payable to EJATT).
- To prove employment eligibility you must provide a copy of your U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization, or Permanent Resident Alien Card. (Minimum age of 17 at registration).
- To prove High School Graduation (HS), you must provide a copy of your HS transcript (official or unofficial with a graduation date posted), or a copy of a HS Diploma, or GED Certificate. College transcripts do not satisfy this requirement. HS seniors in their last semester prior to graduation may register with acceptance contingent upon graduation.
- To prove one full year of HS level Algebra with a grade of at least “C” or better, or one post HS level Algebra course or higher level course with a grade of at least “C” or better, you must provide a copy of a transcript. Note: The GED Math Certification does not satisfy this requirement.
- For Heavy Equipment Repair Tech – Geothermal Well Driller Operator – Construction Build Inspector: July 31st Through August 21st, 2021 @ the Wilmington Training Center ONLY; 12 – 3:00 pm Saturdays (Closed August 28, 2021).
- For Heavy Equipment Operators – Heavy Equipment Repair Tech – Geothermal Well Driller Operator – Construction Building Inspector: September 11, 2021 @ 6200 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL & 3511 78th Ave. West, Rock Island, IL 61201 from 9 am – 1:00 pm.; September 18, 2021 @ 2193 W. 84th Place, Merriville, IN 46410 & 4477 Linden Road, Rockford, IL 61109 from 9 am – 1:00 pm.; Sept 1 through Sept. 30, 2021 @ Wilmington Training Center (Closed Sept. 4 – 6, 2021) on Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays from 10 am – Noon.
- For Heavy Equipment Repair Tech – Geothermal Well Driller Operator – Construction Build Inspector: Beginning October 1, 2021 @ Wilmington Training Center and all Local 150 District Halls (District Halls are closed on Saturdays) from 10 am – noon.
- At least 18 years of age
- Must have graduated high school or obtained a GED. Applicant will provide high school transcript for evaluation purposes.
- Be a resident of the jurisdictional area of Local 150.
- A valid driver’s license and the maintenance of such are required at the time of selection and throughout apprenticeship.
- A statement from a licensed physician stating physical ability to perform the work of the trades will be required 30 days after being accepted into the program.
- Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
- You must be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of application and must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of selection and indenture.
- All applications must be completed in the Local Union Office and must not be taken out of the building.
- You must be a high school graduate or have a GED (copy of GED certificate) or have a two-year associate’s degree or higher. Proof of one year of high school Algebra I with a C or better grade or post high school Algebra I equivalent. A high school transcript is required and must be in a sealed envelope from the school. Transcripts from post high school education and training may be submitted in a sealed envelope from th school.
- You must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- You must be a resident of Local 461’s jurisdiction which includes the southern half of Kane County, all of Kendall County, plus Sandwich (including township) in DeKalb County at the time of application.
- Agree to sign a statement that he/she is physically able to perform electrical construction work. Accepted applicants must provide a physical exam before starting the program.
- Accepted applicants will be required to appear, at a time and place specified by the NECA/IBEW Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee, for a drug/acohol test.
- You must provide a birth certificate or any other acceptable form of documentation that proves minimum age requirements.
- Applicant must be a minimum of 17 years of age.
- All applicants must submit the following information: a) Completed application, b) Birth certificate, c) High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate, d) Valid Illinois driver’s license, e) Military Discharge papers (if applicable.
- All apprentice candidates must pass an aptitude exam (given and administered in English on an assigned date) appropriate to the Sheet Metal or Service industry.
- Applicants who are accepted into the program will be required to provide their own transportation, and must be insurable to drive a company vehicle in order to work.
- All applicants must be available to work within the territorial jurisdiction of Local #265, which is: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston and Will Counties.
- Apprentice candidates will be required to pass a physical exam and drug screen at a clinic to be designated by the Apprenticeship Program.
- There will be a $25 fee payable by check, cash or money order ONLY to Sheet Metl Workers Local 265 Education Fund, brought in with you at the time of application.
CISCO Annual Luncheon A Smash Hit
CISCO’s first post-pandemic event was an enormous success as 450 guests came to the IBEW 134 Hall in Chicago to hear U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and saw CISCO present its 2021 Scholarship Awards, as well as the 2020 Pride in Construction Awards.
Below are just a sample of the many photographs that were taken during the event and capture the spirit of the day.
To view more photos, click here.
“Construction Talks” Highlights Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program
“Construction Talks” headed to the Training Center of the General Laborers’ District Council (LDC) of Chicago and Vicinity in Chicago recently as the 8th episode in the series drew more than 50 on-line participants.
The webinar series is co-coordinated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and CISCO in their effort to attract young men and women into the trades via a virtual tour and interviews with current apprentices and apprenticeship coordinators and instructors.
Scholarship Winners For 2021 Announced
The winners of CISCO’s 2021 Scholarship Program were recently chosen via independent evaluation, and the students will be formally recognized and honored during CISCO’s Annual Luncheon, which has been tentatively scheduled for July.
An independent review of all the entries was conducted and the winners were certified and contacted. Eligible students were the sons and daughters of either building trade union members or union contractor employees. A total of seven (7) winners were chosen:
Four-year scholarship winners:
1) Bianca Arriaga – Latin School of Chicago; Parent – Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11.
2) Braiya Nolan – Williams Bay HS; Parent – Carpenters Local 1027.
3) Olivia Gardner – Plainfield North HS; Parent – Gibson Electric/Electrical Contractors’ Association of Chicago.
Two-year scholarship winners:
4) Kyle Strite – Oregon HS; Parent – Local Union 792/Concrete Systems, Inc.
5) Isabelle Schroedle – Joliet Catholic Academy; Parent – Carpenters Local 10.
Continuing Education scholarships:
6) Michael Chiaramonte – Elmhurst University; Affiliation – McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.
7) Michael Repel – City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy King College; Affiliation – LiUNA – Laborers Local 1092.
CISCO Board Announces Selections For Top 2020 Projects
CISCO’s Board of Directors recently determined which construction projects were winners in six different construction categories. Among a total of 20 entries, the top choices were:
New Construction – Chicago (+ $20 m): Navy Pier Hotel & Rooftop Venue; GC – James McHugh Construction. (Photo below)
New Construction – Suburbs (+ $20 m): City of St. Charles Police Department; GC – Riley Construction. (Photo below)
New Construction – City/Suburbs (Under $20 m): University of Chicago Medicine River East Ambulatory Care Center; GC – Turner Construction (Photo below)
Infrastructure: CDOT Lake Front Trail Phase 2; GC – Kenny Construction (Photo below)
Rehabilitation: Chicago Riverwalk Esplanade & Marketplace; GC – F. H. Paschen (photo below)
Residential: NEMA Chicago; GC – James McHugh Construction. (Photo below)
The other component of the Pride in Construction Awards is the individual awards. Those three winners were: 1) Educator of the Year – Jill Nagel, Counselor, at St. Rita High School in Chicago; 2) Public Body of the Year – Cook County Housing Authority; and 3) Labor Advocate of the Year – State Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr.
To view the press release, click here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Resources
Please use the resources below for the latest information and guidance on COVID-19:
For our members and friends in the six-county area that we serve, here are links to each county’s Health Department websites:
CISCO/St. Paul Revive 7th Annual Construction Conference & Expo – Thursday, August 19th
Young adults, men and women, will get a chance to learn first hand what it takes to become a member of the skilled union building trade workforce on Thursday, August 19, from 8:00 – Noon. See flyer above. To register, click here.
CISCO’s Annual Golf Outing – SAVE THE DATE – September 13, 2021
Golf is back! Start planning your foursomes now and consider sponsoring CISCO’s annual shot-gun start style outing and barbecue luncheon set up Monday, September 13, 2021 at Bloomingdale Golf Club.
REGISTER EARLY AS THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 140 GOLFERS AND LUNCHEON GUESTS.
To download the registration/sponsorship form, click here. If you have questions or want to register over the phone, call us at 630-472-9411.
Jamillah Muhammad Named As CISCO’s New Director of Education-to-Careers
Pipefitters Local 597
Applications are available by registering for an application session.
Registration will open on the FIRST Wednesday of the month.
Applications will be administered on the SECOND Wednesday of the month at:
Pipe Fitters’ Training Center Local Union 597, 10850 W. 187th St. Mokena IL. 60448 (North Side Entrance)
Requirements: An Applicant will be issued an application upon arrival at the Training Center by fulfilling these requirements:
Pipe Fitters’ Local Union 597 utilizes a third-party testing company to perform aptitude testing.
An applicant is required to complete the application on site.
Registration Link – https://www.pftf597.org/application-reservation/
IBEW Local 134
IBEW Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association sponsor apprenticeship programs in Cook County, Illinois through the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT). EJATT has permission from the U.S. Department of Labor to open a registration for new applicants for its Electrical Program. For more information on this program, please go to our website at www.ejatt.com.
Registration for the Electrical Program will take place at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois EVERY WEDNESDAY 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.
All applicants must report in person and bring the following documents in order to register:
You must provide copies of the following documents that will be kept by EJATT (No documents will be copied in our office or returned to you):
Upon an offer of apprenticeship, you must be able to demonstrate that you can perform the essential functions of an apprentice electrician with or without a reasonable accommodation. In addition, a drug screen, physical exam, and background check will be required.
EJATT will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The EJATT will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.
The International Union of Elevator Constructors Local #2 – ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: As Needed
Operating Engineers Local 150
The Apprenticeship Office for Local 150 Operating Engineers is opening applications for the trades of Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal Well Driller Operator, and Construction and Building Inspector.
Applications will be available at the following times and locations:
A $25 application fee per program will be required at the time of request in the form of a money order only, made payable to “Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund”. Please note: All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. The address on your driver’s license MUST MATCH the address on your application.
Selected applicants will be screened for substance abuse before acceptance.
Minimum Qualifications for the program are as follows:
Completed applications and all the following documents: Educational / Military Transcripts, Reference Letters, Birth Certificate, Proof of Previous Employment, and Prior Experience Questionnaire must be postmarked or returned to the Training Center: 19800 W. South Arsenal Rd., Wilmington, IL 60481 no later than October 30, 2021.
Please note: The training site hours of operation will vary due to the holidays.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at 815-722-3201 or visit our website at www.asiplocal150.org
Operating Engineers Local #150 Apprenticeship Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40-years old or older.
Operating Engineers Local #150 Apprenticeship Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
Electricians – IBEW Local 461
Selections of apprentices under this program shall be made on the basis of qualifications alone. For more information, call (630) 897-0461.
Sheet Metal Workers/SMART Local 265
Qualifications for all new apprentice applicants are as follows:
Note: If all required documents are not provided at the time the application is submitted, the application will NOT be accepted. The acceptance will start promptly at 8:00 am and end at 11:00 am sharp.
For more information, contact 630-668-0110 and ask for the Education Department.