Housing Authority of Cook County announces training opportunities with Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters

June 10, 2015 |

Construction Employment Opportunities for HACC Residents Under Section 3 Hire Program

Elk Grove, IL. – The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) joined the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program union members to announce its apprentice & training program for HACC residents.

Representatives from the HACC visited the Elk Grove facility and were provided with a tour and demonstration of Council’s apprenticeship programs. Demonstrations by apprentices were provided to give a glimpse into several areas of construction and use of building materials. HACC staff toured the facility and gained valuable information to offer residents on the various classes and how to enroll in the program.

Mr. Vincent Sticca who coordinates the program emphasized the importance of learning multiple trades and taking the time to grasp the knowledge. “Individuals can take these classes as many times as they need to in order to receive the full training and certification. Our goal is to assist those who want to succeed and our program offers every tool to ensure that students are a success,” he said.

The Elk Grove Village training facility also annexes to the Elk Grove Village Annex, which houses larger projects for students to gain hands on experience to provide experience.

“The classroom and hands-on training are critical and guarantee that our apprentices learn the safest and most efficient procedures in construction,” Sticca said. “We also provide computer lab training so that our students are trained and skilled at the forefront of technology to meet the employment needs of an evolving industry,” he added.

The Chicago Council Apprenticeship Training Program Pre-Application is available to HACC job applicants with no prior construction experience or training.

There are several upgrades and renovations underway at HACC residential properties with major construction. “The apprenticeship program will give HACC residents an opportunity to be considered for construction hiring under the Section-3 hire program,” said HACC Executive Director Richard Monocchio. This program is invaluable to anyone who is interested in obtaining a variety of carpentry skills – added training and job experience that can last a lifetime,” he added.

Minimum qualifications include being at least 17 years of age, a valid Driver’s License or State ID Card, must reside in one of the following Illinois Counties; Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will. Also an official sealed High School Transcript showing completion of (2) years High School or G.E.D or diploma, Social Security Card, passing of proficiency test, physical capacity, passing of a “drug test”, and a $25 “non-refundable” Application Processing Fee at time of application.

The Apprentice & Training Program invests $17,000 in each student and is covered by the school and sponsorships. For more information please visit their website www.chicap.org. For more information about the HACC, please visit us at: www.thehacc.org;www.facebook.com/theHACC or www.twitter.com/theHACCtweets