The Illinois Works Jobs Program

Safer Foundation is screening individuals with records who want training and career opportunities, Basic Carpentry, Masonry, Construction Project knowledge. If you or someone you know is interested, contact us today!

Benefits of Apprenticeship Programs

ILW is designed to expand apprenticeship opportunities for underrepresented populations across the state of Illinois.

• Apprentices earn while they learn. They learn a skilled trade while earning a wage with a sense of job security.

• Apprenticeships often serve as an entry point into a career that would otherwise be closed to an individual due to lack of experience.

• Serving in an apprenticeship provides a lifetime skill and a comprehensive knowledge of the trade.

• Apprenticeship training enhances economic security since graduate apprentices are often promoted to supervisory positions.

• The skills apprentices learn are transferable from one employer to another and generally from one area of the country to another.

• Traditionally, no student loans are associated with these programs. As a result, participants receive training and complete their programs debt-free.


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Will receive weekly participation-based stipend, transportation support, and entrenpreurship training.
  • Will receive NCCER general construction certification (that could be utilize in any trade) and OSHA 10.
  • Graduation will receive transition services with assisting participants to RAPs DOL registered apprenticeship programs

       (union and non-union), connecting them to employers and unions, and referring them to advanced construction education programs.   

  • $25.00 gift card for clients who have referred a customer after enrollment into the program.

Training start dates: (morning, and evening classes are offered depending on highest demand)

April 25-July 29, 2022
June 27-September 20, 2022

Contact us Today

Tonnickie Singleton 
808 S. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (872) 806-1626
Email: [email protected]

More Information

Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) mission is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate in Illinois is one in which businesses, small and large, and their workers, can succeed to the greatest extent possible. DCEO delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through its various offices, including the Office of Illinois Works. Overview of Illinois Works The Illinois Works Jobs Program Act was created as a result of Governor Pritzker’s historic $ 45 billion capital plan, Rebuild Illinois, and his commitment to expanding equity in Illinois’ construction workforce.

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act (30 ILCS 559/) on June 28th, 2019. This state law also appropriated funds for the implementation of the various Illinois Works programs. The Illinois Works Jobs Program Act is a statewide initiative to ensure that all Illinois residents have access to state capital projects and careers, including in the construction industry and building trades. The goal is to provide contracting and employment opportunities to historically underrepresented populations, including women, people of color, and veterans.