Apprenticeship: Earning While Learning

Apprenticeship is a structured work-based learning model that supports professional development by providing concurrent on-the-job training and education. Apprenticeship programs are a defined career pathway that are for people of all ages who want to earn a competitive salary while attending college. Employers that participate in apprenticeship programs cut recruitment costs while gaining a skilled workforce. Waubonsee’s apprenticeship programs are registered with the Department of Labor.

For Employers

Employers Gain

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  • Assistance in bridging skills gaps
  • Additional recruitment strategies
  • Savings of recruitment costs
  • Increased employee loyalty and reduction of turnover
  • Diversified workforce
  • Illinois Tax Credit

More info about approved occupations for approved apprenticeship can be found here.


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For Students

Start Your Career, Get Your Tuition Paid and Earn Money With An Apprenticeship

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If you’re seeking a degree and a career, Waubonsee has an exciting opportunity for you!

Students Gain:

  • Relevant work experience that aligns with areas of study
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid college education
  • Academic and professional mentorship
  • Industry recognized credentials

Currently, there are opportunities in Automotive Technology, Automation Technology (Industrial Maintenance), Mechanical Drafter - Engineer, and Business Administration.


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Apprenticeship Information Session For Employers

When: Tuesday, June 29 from 10 – 11 a.m.

FREE Virtual Event

RSVP to learn more about Waubonsee’s Registered Apprenticeship Program: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Waubonsee’s registered apprenticeship is a structured work-based learning program that benefits employers by helping you build a stronger workforce. Employers that participate in apprenticeship programs bring value to their organization by improving productivity and reducing turnover.

Employers will learn about the many benefits of partnering with Waubonsee’s Apprenticeship Program at our upcoming information session.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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