How to Apply for Apprenticeship Certification


Interested applicants must be eligible to enroll in the City Colleges of Chicago. This requires a high school diploma or GED, and that any outstanding debt to City Colleges of Chicago be paid in full. For more information about the City Colleges of Chicago, visit

Successful applicants demonstrate a strong interest in changing careers, or supplementing their current work with agricultural education and production of local, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Eligibility includes the applicant’s commitment to farm and study on a set schedule for nine months.

Application Process

All applicants must complete the following steps:

Please check back in May 2020 for updated information session and work shadow dates.

Windy City Harvest will follow up with all prospective students who have completed the 2019 Apprenticeship Admissions form with the information schedule. Information sessions are held in October and November and are typically announced in September.

If you have additional questions about the Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program, please contact Paul Krysik, Windy City Harvest Coordinator at