Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit for wages paid pursuant to a qualified apprenticeship program. Provides that a "qualified apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program in manufacturing, plastics, or construction trades that is (i) certified by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and (ii) at least 3 years in duration. Provides that the credit may not exceed the lesser of (i) 50% of the wages paid by the taxpayer to each apprentice during the taxable year or (ii) $4,800 per apprentice. Provides that the credit may be carried forward for 5 taxable years. Provides that the credit is exempt from the Act's automatic sunset provision. Effective immediately.