Joliet Junior College is the sponsor of a Registered Apprenticeship program through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) with industry-approved occupations representing industry sectors in: advanced manufacturing, culinary arts/hospitality, healthcare, information technology, landscaping/horticulture and transportation/logistics.

JJC is partnering with area companies to develop a talent pipeline of skilled workers by increasing the number of registered apprenticeships through the U.S. DOL.

JJC’s Registered Apprenticeship program – Industry-Approved Occupations include:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • AutoCAD Technician
  • CNC Operator and Programmer
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Injection Molding, Machine Operator
  • Machinist
  • Mechatronics Technician

Culinary Arts/Hospitality

  • Baker
  • Cook


  • Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A)
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist

Information Technology

  • AutoCAD Technician
  • Computer Programmer (Website/App Developer)
  • Computer Support Specialist (Help Desk)
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cyber Security Support Technician
  • Digital Marketer (Social Media)
  • Network & Computer Systems Administrator


  • Landscape Management Technician


  • CDL Truck Driver
  • Forklift Driver (Dock Worker)


If you’re interested in becoming an apprentice:

Get started by emailing your resume to and indicate which industry sector or occupation you’re interested in. Our team will connect you with our industry partners for available apprentice positions.


Why Apprenticeship?

Benefits for Employers

  • Recruit and develop a diverse and highly-skilled workforce
  • Improve profitability and positive impact to your bottom line
  • Minimize cost with reduced turnover and liability
  • Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills

There are opportunities to be eligible for tax credits and employee tuition benefits as well as grant-funded programs to offset training costs. Contact us for details.

Download a program flyer or brochure for more information about JJC’s Registered Apprenticeship program.

Discover the benefits of partnering with JJC through an Information Technology apprenticeship or Healthcare apprenticeship.

Over 2,000 industry-approved occupations are available through the U.S. Department of Labor. Please let us know if your company has a specific occupation that will meet your workforce needs and we’ll partner with you to develop a program that is customized to your organization.

To find out how JJC’s Registered Apprenticeship program can benefit your company, email us at

Benefits for Apprentices

  • Earn as you learn with a guaranteed wage increase as you develop new skills
  • Receive an industry-recognized and nationally-portable credential
  • Gain workplace-relevant skills in the field of your choice through on-the-job learning
  • Connect with mentor(s) in your chosen industry who can help you advance your career

Apprenticeship opportunities available with our industry partners

If you’re interested in becoming an apprentice, get started by emailing your resume to and indicate which industry sector or occupation you’re interested in. Our team will connect you with our industry partners for available apprentice positions.

Contact Us

For more information about JJC’s Registered Apprenticeship program, email us at

Dain Meza-Gotto
Apprenticeship Specialist
(815) 280-1206

Apprenticeship Program Grant Initiatives

JJC has a three-year apprenticeship grant through the American Association of Community Colleges/Expanding Community College Apprenticeships initiative. This cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and AACC’s ECCA initiative provides JJC with an opportunity to assist the local workforce by growing the number of registered apprenticeships.

JJC has a two-year apprenticeship grant through the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)’s Customized Apprenticeship Programming – Information Technology (CAP-IT) initiative. This program is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) for the Scaling Apprenticeship Sector Strategies Grant.


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For more information about JJC’s Registered Apprenticeship program, email us at

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