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Start your tech career by gaining hands-on experience

Through a “learn and earn” model, an apprenticeship is a training program that allows you to learn tech skills in the classroom while you get paid to learn through on-the-job training. As you progress through the program, your job responsibilities and skills increase.

TechReady Illinois has partnered with City Colleges of Chicago and Catalyte to offer tech apprenticeships in either software development or While most people associate apprenticeships with construction or the trades, a tech apprenticeship can help you start your new career in the tech field.


Become a tech apprentice today

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    Build your skills and thrive
    Begin to gain tech skills and earn money while learning.
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Tech apprenticeship programs

Learn about the apprenticeships offered by our educational partners.


In the Cybersecurity program, apprentices acquire technical knowledge of current and emerging cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technologies. Apprentices learn to script and code, use and administer current operating systems, and acquire core knowledge in digital networking. Equipped with proper foundation, apprentices learn how to identify security threats and incorporate best practices in detecting and responding to global threats in a forensically sound manner.


In the Software Development program, apprentices acquire the skills to build web pages, applications, or apps. Apprentices learn to program, test and script software, and front end, back end, and full stack web development. Apprentices learn core programming concepts that are applicable in any language and find out what day-to-day life as a professional developer is like. As an apprentice, you will gain expertise with the modern software engineering tools and frameworks you’ll use on the job.


TechReady is also working directly with employers with tech apprenticeship programs. If you are interested in an apprenticeship program, contact us now to find the right fit for you.

Interested in a Tech Apprenticeship Program?


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Apprenticeships lead to careers

Since 2017, more than 800,000 American have found employment through an apprenticeship.

Full-time opportunity

Six months after completing their program, 94% of apprentices retained full-time employment.
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Well-paying salaries

Over 90% percent of workers who complete an apprenticeship earn an average of $70,000 annually.

Apprenticeships with bountiful benefits

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Accelerate your tech career

Apprenticeships can help launch your tech career faster than a degree program alone.
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Earn while you learn

As an apprentice, you will be placed in a paid job that will let you learn and develop your tech skills while getting paid to learn.
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Supported each step of the way

As an apprentice, you will be assigned a mentor who will help guide you through this learning journey.
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College credits

In many programs, apprentices can earn college credit for their coursework and training. These credits may apply to an associate’s and bachelor’s degree.
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Become a standout job candidate

As an apprentice, you gain experience and build sought-after skills that make you standout to employers.

From apprentice to employee

Many apprentices are either full-time employees, or eventually hired into full-time employment at the end of the program.
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Expand your professional network

Your connections will expand to include your assigned mentor, work colleagues and other apprentices.