When the referral agencies are notified by the Apprenticeship Program that openings are available, the Locals will notify the applicants. The applicants must come to the Apprenticeship Program Office located at 1256 Estes Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 to fill out an application and begin the registration process.
The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. At that time, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and present the prescribed documents.
Each applicant who meets all of the criteria shall be eligible to take the Aptitude and Qualifying Tests required for entry in the program. Tests are held at various times, measuring reading comprehension, mathematic computation, reasoning power and natural talent for carpentry. Applicants are notified by mail of testing dates and times.
Following the Aptitude Tests, a mandatory Orientation Session is held for all applicants.