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Careers and Trades

Solorio graduates seek out a range of postsecondary pathways. For students interested in getting professional hands-on experiences, there are many sites available to help discover programs. Click on any of the links below to learn more.
A guidebook to help students, families, and staff to learn more about the considerations and pre-planning needed for students interested in careers related to the the trades.
A series of webinars called “Construction Talks” highlighting various building trades such as carpenters, electricians, bricklayers, plumbers, etc. Zoom interviews with instructors/apprenticeship coordinators. Included in the link above are recaps of the webinars previously conducted and links to the recording.
CISCO is a non-profit labor management association focused on bringing union construction labor and management representatives together to better the construction industry as a whole. This site will provide a wide range of information about the local construction industry including information about when and where to sign up for apprenticeship opportunities.
Internships and Career Resources
A free and open website where people across Chicagoland can learn about free or low-cost training and certification programs that can lead to rewarding employment. The directory is searchable by career field, eligibility requirements, certification / credential, location, and more. The directory is a resource for adults finishing GED programs as well.
A one-year paid training program that offers real access to today's best companies and a proven path to career success. Students learn the skills hiring companies need and make important professional connections. 100% of qualified students earn an internship.
A google sheet summary of many of the postsecondary programs that provide students a concrete plan for after graduation. Students can find information about Gap Year, Apprenticeship, and Job Training programs along with specific requirements for Trades and Union careers.
A comprehensive job search site administered by
Chicago Public schools regularly hosts info sessions with representatives from colleges, skilled trades organizations, apprenticeship programs, and financial aid support services. Check out the link to get access to these recordings and to view more detailed information about a range of pathways.