Since 2005, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation has given college scholarships to deserving students. If you know a student who would benefit from some additional financial assistance, please have them apply for the ILBCF Scholarship. The deadline is May 8th. Click here to apply.

ILBCF scholarship recipients

There will be a city-wide job fair on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at Jesse White Community Center, 412 W. Chicago Ave. You can register online by clicking here. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312-943-4846.

City Wide Job Fair flyer

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program is accepting applications for future General Construction Pre-Apprenticeship training classes.

Each candidate must present the following requirements at the Apprentice Program Office, 1256 Estes Ave, Elk Grove Village, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, no later than Thursday, February 22, 2018:

1. Letter of recommendation on a local union letterhead, signed by an officer
2. Must be at least 17 years old (driver's license or state identification card required)
3. Copy of either high school diploma, high school transcripts (must have official school seal - 8 credits minimum), or G.E.D. certificate
4. Copy of social security card or a receipt showing duplicate card has been applied for
5. Veterans - Form DD214 copy
6. A $25 non-refundable application processing fee (money orders and cashiers checks only - no cash)

All six above-listed requirements must be submitted at the time of filing.

Further details will be mailed to each applicant regarding the required pre-test session and aptitude test dates.

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District Office
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

Springfield Office
218A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-6252