Apprenticeship Program

An opportunity to earn while you learn! Recently Kaskaskia College received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop apprenticeship programs through our local employers.  Apprenticeships combine an education with paid, on-the-job training. You receive valuable, real-world experiences while earning a degree or certificate in your chosen field.

How Apprenticeship Works for Employers

Registered apprenticeships have been utilized to meet workforce needs nationwide for decades. These programs offer employers the opportunity to build and enrich a company’s high-quality talent pipeline while bolstering its bottom line.

The goal of our apprenticeship programs is to provide employees with advanced skill sets to meet your specific needs. You can sponsor an existing employee or hire a candidate based on your hiring criteria.


  • Customized training that results in highly skilled employees trained to industry/employer specifications
  • Increased productivity and knowledge transfer
  • A stable and predictable pipeline for the development of qualified workers
  • A systematic approach to training that ensures that employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest skill levels required for that occupation
  • A credit of up to $3,500 per apprentice against the taxes imposed by subsections (a) and (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, and an additional credit of up to $1,500 for each apprentice.

How Apprenticeship Works for Students

As an apprentice, you must be highly committed and able to work full time under the direction of a seasoned professional while completing rigorous study in the pursuit of a degree or certificate in your chosen field.


  • Improved skills and competencies that meet the specific needs of the employer (or industry sector)
  • On-the-job training and occupation focused education
  • Career advancement
  • Industry issued, nationally recognized credentials

Through this new program KC will work with employers to provide personal support and guidance for both the company and their apprentices throughout the training process, ultimately enriching lives, the community and providing economic growth.

Approved Apprenticeship Programs

As a member of the Department of Labor’s approved intermediary for Registered Apprenticeship programs, the College will provide college-to-career opportunities to a significant number of students/workers.  The following programs are approved currently:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Child Care Development Specialist
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Network Computer System Specialist
  • Network and Computer System IT Analyst
  • Truck Driver
  • Welding

Contact Information

Joy Fitts

Phone  |  618-545-3113

  • Centralia
  • Crisp Technology Center, CRP 135
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