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Apprenticeship Student Spotlight

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When you were younger what did you want to be?
“I don’t really remember what I wanted to be.”

Why did you choose this field?
“I wanted to do something different with my life. I was working as a Janitor and then this got introduced to me, the college is paid for... I wouldn’t go jobless if I were to get all the credentials done.”

How did you hear about Apprenticeship?
“Through my uncle. He works up at Continental.”

What is the best thing about being an Apprentice?
“Probably that I get to go to school and learn the basic stuff and then I get to turn around and go to work and maybe put that stuff to the test.”

Advice to someone considering an Apprenticeship in this field?
“If I were them, I would just do it honestly. Especially if the school is paid for. I mean it can’t get much better than your school getting paid for.”

Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
“I’m not really for certain. Definitely want to be out on my own, paying for my own house which I can do, doing this.” 

Hobbies
Camping, hiking, fishing

Favorite Food
Pizza


History of Apprenticeship

 

 


 

What is Apprenticeship

 


 

RLC Apprenticeship Model

 


 

Apprenticeship Employer Benefits and Requirements

 


 

Apprenticeship-How to Apply

  1. Fill out an interest form (access HERE)
  2. Apply to Rend Lake College
  3. Take the placement exam (schedule an appointment HERE)
  4. Apply to the apprenticeship program; submit your resume and cover letter

Employers-How to Get Started

  •       Contact RLC to help you design an apprenticeship program to fit your company needs!  Call the Apprenticeship Office at (618) 437-5321 X1277.
  •       Choose a mentor to help guide the apprentice during their On-The-Job Training.

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Rend Lake Currently Offers 19 Programs:

 

Department of Labor Approved Occupation Programs:

Automotive Technician

For more information about out automotive program, click HERE

For more information about a career in automotive, click HERE

Baking and Pastry Chef

For more information about our culinary arts programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in culinary arts, click HERE

Bus & Truck Maintenance Technician

For more information about our diesel program, click HERE

For more information about a career in diesel technology, click HERE

Certified Nurse Assistant/Healthcare

For more information about our CNA program, click HERE

For more information about a career in CNA, click HERE

Child Care Development Specialist

For more information about early childhood education, click HERE

For more information about a career in early childhood, click HERE

Computer Programmer

For more information about our computer programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in computer programming, click HERE

Culinary Chef/Cook

For more information about our culinary programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in culinary arts, click HERE

Diagnostic Imaging

For more information about radiology, click HERE

For more information about a career in radiology, click HERE

Diesel Technology

For more information about diesel technology, click HERE

Elevator Repairer

For more information about classes for elevator repair, click HERE

*Please note some classes are currently taught at the on-the-job training location.

For more information about a career in evelator repair, click HERE

 

General Farmer

For more information about our agriculture programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in agriculture, click HERE

Heavy Rail Car Repairer

For more information about our heavy equiptment programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in heavy rail car repair, click HERE

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

For more information about our industrial programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in industrial maintenance mechanics, click HERE

Industrial Truck Mechanic

For more information about our industrial programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in industrial truck mechanics, click HERE

Information Technology Security Specialist

For more information about our IT program, click HERE

For more information about a career as an IT Security Specialist, click HERE

Machinist

For more information about our machining program, click HERE

For more information about a career in machining, click HERE

Network & Computer Specialist

For more information about our computer programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in network and computer specialist, click HERE

Production Technologist (Manufacturing)

For more information about our manufacturing techologist programs, click HERE

For more information about a career in production technologist, click HERE

Truck Driver

For more information about our truck driver training, click HERE

For more information about a career in truck driving, click HERE 

Welder

For more information about our welding program, click HERE

For more information about a career in welding, click HERE 


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Apprenticeship FAQ

If your company can benefit from an apprenticeship, Rend Lake College can work with you to create an educational curriculum catered to fit your specific needs. Rend Lake College can also work with you as a sponsor, which means we will help you complete all the necessary paperwork. Call the Apprenticeship office at 618-437-5321 ext. 1277 or email [email protected]  

 

 Headlines


  • RLC TEAMS WITH ICATT AND CONTINENTAL FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

    INA, Ill. (May 18, 2022) – Last Thursday, the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) and Continental Tire teamed up with Apprenticeship Works at Rend Lake College to connect talented individuals to an Industrial Electronics Technician apprenticeship. The open house at RLC's Advanced Technology Center allowed current and future students to meet with ICATT and Continental...
  • RLC hosts Apprenticeship Round Table and Career Fair

     INA, IL (Nov. 18, 2021) -- To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Rend Lake College hosted a special on-campus event where employers were able to discuss why the apprenticeship training program works and the benefits such a program provides. The RLC Apprenticeship Round Table and Career Fair featured opportunities for students and local job seekers to learn about local opportunities. After the...
  • RLC Apprenticeship Round Table set for Nov. 18

      INA, IL (Nov. 10, 2021) – To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Rend Lake College will be hosting a round table event on campus in which employers who have established apprenticeship programs will discuss why the apprenticeship training program works and the benefits the program provides for employers and job seekers in southern Illinois.  Current RLC students, high school students,...
  • RLC earns national recognition for its trade programs

    INA, Ill. (Oct. 5, 2020) — Rend Lake College’s trade programs rate among the best in the nation, according to a recent ranking from education website Learn.org. Learn.org recently published its list of the 50 Best Trade Schools Programs for the 2020-21 school year and RLC landed in the No. 18 spot. The website’s editorial team considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected...
  • Rend Lake College chosen for Apprenticeship Expansion Grant

    INA, Ill. (Aug. 24, 2020) — Rend Lake College and partners, Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill. and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Olney, Ill., have been chosen as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Apprenticeship Expansion Grant by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. As a recipient, RLC will serve as an Apprenticeship Intermediary and will receive $198,795 to expand...
  • Apprenticeship programs showcased at RLC

    INA, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Students and businesses from around the region got a firsthand look at how apprenticeships benefit the local workforce Wednesday at Rend Lake College. RLC hosted Apprenticeship Works! — a program that showcased how local businesses have worked with the college to give students on-the-job training that will benefit them during their future careers. Current students...


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Coordinator of Industry & Apprenticeship
Phone Extension: 1280
Building: Learning Resource Center
Office: 223
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Director of Apprenticeships & CTE Support
Phone Extension: 1277
Building: Learning Resource Center
Office: 222
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