Why Consider a Job in the Skilled Trades?

Employment in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 10 percent through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. – Bureau of Labor Statistics

A key component of any thriving community is to have robust employment opportunities that support measured financial and employment growth. And for many of our neighbors, a career in the skilled trades can open the door to a future of opportunities. Careers in the skilled trades offer:

  • Competitive wages

    Competitive wages and benefits

    After completing a 2-5 year apprenticeship, tradesmen can earn $40.00+ per hour.

  • Marketable skills

    Marketable skills
    for life

    Careers that start with an apprenticeship are wide and varied, offering multiple future paths.

  • Education

    Debt-free education


    Apprenticeships provide necessary instruction without amassing loan debt.

  • On-the-job training

    Paid on-the-job training

    Beginning apprentices typically earn 30 to 70 percent of the journeyworker’s wage.

Seeking Candidates Who

  • Hand

    Are at least 18 years of age

  • Authorized

    Are authorized to work in the US

  • ID

    Have a valid Illinois Driver's License

  • Worker

    Have an interest in the trades

  • Drug test

    Can pass a drug test

  • Arm + hammer

    Can thrive in demanding work environment