About Us

Construction Teamsters work in the construction building industry. This includes asphalt, concrete and dirt work for new roads and rebuilding of existing roads. Our mission at the Illinois Teamsters/Employers Apprenticeship & Training Fund is to provide job skills training for Teamsters in the construction industry. Students learn to work in a safe and productive manner. Upon completion of classes, graduates will enter the workforce fully prepared to accomplish the tasks for which they are hired. Teamsters work with all types of equipment and in all types of weather, traffic and in Hazardous conditions.

Length of Apprenticeship

  • Four (4) years
  • Apprentices must attend classroom instruction
  • Apprentices also receive on-the-job training with employers

Wage Information for Apprentices

  • An Apprentice earns a percentage of the Journeyman’s Wage
  • First Year: 60%
  • Second Year: 70%
  • Third Year: 80%
  • Fourth Year: 90%


  • Teamster Unions provide medical insurance and retirement benefits

Basic Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license
  • Applicants must have a clean/clear driving record for (1) year prior to submitting application
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Applicants must pass DOT physical.
  • Applicants must pass drug test.
  • Applicants may be required to pass a written test and oral interview.

Statement from our Director

We at the Training Center are proud of our many accomplishments and true commitment to training. As we progress forward, the entire staff works diligently to renew and increase our training efforts, so that we are able to produce and offer the finest most qualified and professional skilled employees that will excel and guarantee positive productivity on behalf of signatory employers. While the construction industry as a whole, prepares for the future, training is paramount to the success of the industry. Our pledge is to offer and deliver the most advanced education and instruction in the form of hands-on training to ensure safety, productivity and achievement. Properly trained professional Teamster workers will guarantee positive results.

Michael T. Borjas
Training Fund Director