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Additional $10 million in funds for Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program announced by Governor Pritzker

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An additional $10 million has been delivered to the Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

In Springfield, parts of that funding will be distributed to the United Union of Roofer, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local Union 112 at 301 E. Spruce Street.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker noted that:
“Since we first launched the Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program two years ago, hundreds of underrepresented Illinoisans have learned new skills and advanced their careers—further strengthening our world-class workforce that is as diverse as our great state. As we continue to Rebuild Illinois—from roads and bridges to airports and transit systems—my administration is committed to ensuring that every resident, no matter their background, has the opportunity to take part in our bustling trades and construction industries. This $10 million in additional funding for the Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program achieves exactly that—all while centering equity at every turn.”

Interested persons can learn more at rooferslocal112.com; for application assistance concerning the process, individuals and entities are encouraged to email CEO.GrantHelp@illinois.gov. Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. To view and apply for the grant, please visit the DCEO website.