Learn About Highway Construction Careers Training Program

Illinois Central College will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications available at each session. Classes for the next training program begin March 3.

The intensive 12-week program prepares participants for careers in the highway construction trades industry through classroom learning, skills labs, and real-world, jobsite experience. Training includes, but is not limited to, math for trades, job readiness skills, and technical skills coursework, as well as OSHA 10-hour certification and first aid/CPR certification.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the skills necessary to seek employment as laborers, cement masons, operating engineers, electricians, ironworkers, sheet metal workers, carpenters, bricklayers, and other union trades.

Informational sessions will be held:

Monday, January 27: 1:30—2:30 PM at METEC Housing Counseling Resource Center, 2605 W. Krause Avenue, Peoria

Tuesday, January 28: 2—3 PM at Woodruff Career and Technical Center, 1800 NE Perry Ave, Peoria

Wednesday, January 29: 10—11 AM at Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, 2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria

Friday, January 31: 10—11 AM at ICC North, Hickory Hall, 5407 N. University Street, Peoria

Monday, February 3: 1—2 PM at Tri-County Urban League, 317 S. MacArthur Highway, Peoria

Successful candidates for the program must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, and consent to random drug screening. Program participants receive $5 per hour stipend, work boots, and a set of construction tools.

The ICC Highway Construction Careers Training Program was implemented to increase the number of minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals working on IDOT highway construction projects and is offered through the Corporate and Community Education Department at ICC.

For more information or to register for the informational session, contact Monica Arbuckle at (309) 690-6912, monica.arbuckle@icc.edu, or Ellen George at (309) 690-6909, egeorge@icc.edu.