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ICC Hosts Info Sessions For Highway Construction Careers Training

Posted: July 31, 2012

Illinois Central College offers a highway construction careers training program to prepare participants for careers in the highway construction trades industry. The intensive 12-week training program covers construction math, job readiness, blueprint reading, construction technical skills, first aid, CPR, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour certification. The program includes classroom learning, skills labs, and actual job site work. The next class session begins on Monday, September 10, 2012. Participants are encouraged to attend the informational sessions at the following locations:

Monday, August 6, 1:00-2:00 PM
ICC North-Hickory Hall Room 131
5407 N University St, Peoria

Wednesday, August 8, 1:00-2:00 PM
Webster Head Start
923 W Millman, Peoria

Thursday, August 9 1:00-2:00 PM
Tri County Urban League
317 S MacArthur, Peoria

Friday August 10 1:00-2:00 PM
ICC North-Hickory Hall Room 131
5407 N University St, Peoria

Monday August 13 1:00-2:00 PM
ICC North-Hickory Hall Room 131
5407 N University St, Peoria

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

ICC partners with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Community College Board to offer the program which is designed to increase the number of women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals working on IDOT highway construction projects. The program is offered through the Corporate and Community Education Department at ICC.

For more information, contact Randy Stevens at (309) 690-6916 or email [email protected].

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