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SkillHero Launches the Largest Online Database of Construction Apprenticeships, Starting with Illinois and Wisconsin

DateAugust 25, 2023
SH ApprenticeConnect

The fastest growing network for skilled tradespeople is making apprenticeships more accessible in an effort to address the skilled labor crisis in America.

CHICAGO, Aug. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SkillHero is proud to announce the launch of ApprenticeConnect, the largest searchable database of construction apprenticeships, currently in Illinois and Wisconsin. ApprenticeConnect allows SkillHero members to easily explore, filter, and apply for apprenticeships that align with their career aspirations.

SkillHero ApprenticeConnect

"University students have support in launching their careers and they know where to go to apply for jobs online. But a high school student or veteran who wants to become a carpenter doesn't know where to go to get started," said Quincy Nadel, Chief Operating Officer at SkillHero. "Outside of the university ecosystem, the recruiting pipeline is broken. SkillHero exists to fix that, and with the launch of ApprenticeConnect we're removing a critical barrier to entry for people looking to launch their career in the skilled trades."

Apprenticeship opportunities have traditionally been indexed manually, creating physical siloes of outdated information, making it extremely difficult for tradespeople to locate and apply for these opportunities. By digitizing and databasing hundreds of paid learning programs and making them easily searchable, SkillHero is making career opportunities more accessible.

The new database includes over 100 open apprenticeships from both union and non-union organizations. Today, SkillHero members can search for career opportunities across the construction sector, including carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing and filter apprenticeships based on skills, certifications and geographic location. The database also includes information on salaries, benefits packages, and job requirements for entry into an apprenticeship program. Using their profile information, members can apply directly to apprenticeships with one-click and then track their progress through the candidate process all within the SkillHero application.

SkillHero plans to expand the database to include apprenticeship opportunities for additional skilled trade careers beyond Construction and located across all 50 states. SkillHero is free for anyone to join.

About SkillHero

SkillHero is a new workforce technology company serving the growing demand for talent in the skilled trades. SkillHero offers the resources, connections and pathways necessary for individuals to explore and begin a meaningful trades career. For employers, SkillHero unlocks a more informed, motivated and diverse recruiting pipeline for the skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.

or more information about SkillHero and to begin using the ApprenticeConnect database, visit