Trade labor program targets more Illinois high school students

August 8, 2019 | KFVS

With the Illinois Governor’s plan to invest $45 billion dollars in capital projects, the need for trade workers will be increasing.

On Monday, Aug. 5, school leaders in southern Illinois met with the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship Training Program in hopes of targeting more high school students who may be interested in trading college for a different kind of career path.

Right now, their plan is to expand the construction craft preparation program to more schools across the southern Illinois.

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