Job Seekers



Attend a CAPs orientation NEAR you! We invite you to come take advantage of our many training and job placement opportunities. No Charge to you!

Program Design & 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, and veterans, and prepares them to enter full apprenticeship programs on their way to careers in the construction and building trades.

Eligibility Requirements

To enter the program applicants must be/have:

  • 18 years old Illinois resident
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Interest in a career in the construction & building trades

Stipends are paid out based on participant performance including attending mandatory sessions and passing module assessments.

Industry Recognized Certifications/Credentials: NCCER Core Curriculum Certification
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certification First Aid/CPR Certification


Additional Criteria

The following criteria are not requirements but will help participants be more successful in the program. If applicants need assistance with any of the following, the program can offer these services:

Job Readiness & Registered Apprenticeship Assistance

  • Resume Writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Application Assistance
  • Driver’s License Fees Assistance Transportation Assistance Financial Literacy
    Housing Referrals and more!

For more information contact:

Community Assistance Programs
CAPs Roseland – 11717 South Halsted Street
CAPs Chatham 200 East 75th Street


9:00AM - 5:00PM

You must attend a CAPs orientation to become a CAPs Client. Bring picture identification, Social Security Card, and proof of income & residency

Orientation Dates

(3rd Monday of the month)

11717 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL  

Call (773-568-1782) to schedule an Orientation date


(2nd Monday of the month)

200 E. 75th Street., Chicago, IL  

Call (773-250-6903) to schedule an Orientation date


DuPage (Tuesdays)

Call (773) 568-1782 to schedule an Orientation date

PSC (Thursdays)

Call (773) 568-1782 to schedule an Orientation date