The program features three Climate Works Hubs across Illinois. The Hubs will partner with community, non-profit and faith-based organizations to:

  • Recruit candidates from underrepresented populations and areas identified as Environmental Justice Communities
  • Ensure candidates complete apprenticeship programs through career prep classes, covering basic workplace readiness skills
  • Provide candidates financial support through the Energy Transition Barrier Reduction Program, which covers upfront cost associated with joining an apprenticeship