Apprenticeship Program

Our Apprenticeship Program

You can become an apprentice in one of these industry-approved occupations representing:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Culinary arts/hospitality
  • Healthcare 
  • Information technology 
  • Landscaping/horticulture 
  • Transportation/logistics

If you're interested in becoming an apprentice: 

  • Email your resume to 
  • Indicate which industry sector or occupation you're interested in
  • Our team will connect you with our industry partners for available apprentice positions.

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

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


Tax Credits

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.

More Information

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

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

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician (Automation Technician)

    The Automation Technician is responsible for planning repair methods, installing equipment, performing preventive maintenance on equipment, repairing equipment as required in order to support the production department. This employee is able to diagnose problems and accurately estimate the amount of time and the equipment required to perform a repair. Full time position with great benefits. The position in located in Batavia, Illinois.

  • Injection Molding Set-Up Technician (Injection Molding Machine Operator)

    A Set-Up Technician is responsible for the installation and removal of molding equipment such as molds, fixtures, and auxiliary equipment. This employee must be capable of working with a minimum of supervision and with a variety of employees, including tool room personnel, process technicians, and maintenance technicians. The position in located in Batavia, Illinois.

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician (Service/Installer Technician

    Services and installs all domestic, commercial and industrial water treatment products supplied by the dealership. Responds to calls for service, as scheduled by the office, for all water treatment products rented from dealership or owned by the customer. Analyzes equipment and makes repairs as necessary. Tests treated water to determine performance of equipment. Insures that equipment is repaired and in working condition. Tests untreated water to determine correct equipment settings. Positions available in Wheeling and Crystal Lake, Illinois.

  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

    Under general supervision, performs mostly routine and some non-routine maintenance and repair work according to established procedures. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures. Participates in plant-wide safety, housekeeping and continuous improvement processes (Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, etc.). Ensures reliability of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions. Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, PLC, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines. Sound electrical background preferred. Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service. Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments. Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; welding, machining and fabrication experience is a plus. Contributes to team effort by achieving performance metrics. Comply with all OSHA safety and health regulations. Bilingual preferred. Positions available in Lockport and Bradley, Illinois.

  • For more info

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

Apprenticeship Program Grant Initiatives

  • Information

    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.