U.S. Department of Labor -- September 2015. The Illinois Advanced Apprenticeship Consortium (IAAC) has been awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, submitted by the Illinois Manufacturers Association Education Foundation on behalf of the IAAC. The award will provide $3.9 million to support apprenticeship programs. Working with local manufacturers, the project will serve at least 7,130 collectively through apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship and career pathway programs in Illinois. CMMC members in the Consortium include the Association of Illinois Manufacturers (AIM), Elgin Community College, Harper Collage, Triton College, Waubonsee Community College, and World Business Chicago.