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Windy City Harvest
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.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete the following steps:

All information sessions are held at the Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. The room will be posted at the security desk at each entrance on the day of the information session.

Information sessions will be held on the following days:

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Friday, October 18, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Friday, November 8, 2019, 1 to 3 p.m.

Work Shadow day locations will be announced at the information sessions, and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following days:

  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Friday, November 15, 2019

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 Luanne Janikowski at