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ICC Offers Informational and Testing Sessions for Highway Construction Careers Training Program

Illinois Central College will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications and TABE testing available at each session.  There is no registration or fees required for the informational and testing sessions.  If selected for the program, applicants will be eligible to attend classes, which will begin on February 20, 2017, and end on May 12, 2017.

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.  This 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 careers as laborers, cement masons, operating engineers, electricians, ironworkers, sheet metal workers, carpenters, bricklayers, and other union trades.

To qualify for the program a candidate must be 18 years old, have a valid Illinois driver’s license, have a high school diploma or GED, and consent to random drug screening.

Informational and testing sessions will be held:

Tues., Jan. 17 at 9 am

  • ICC North Campus, Hickory Hall
  • Room 131
  • 5407 N. University Street, Peoria

Wed., Jan. 18 at 1 pm

  • Goodwill Industries
  • 2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria

Thurs., Jan. 19 at 1 pm

  • Tri County (Peoria) Urban League
  • 317 S. MacArthur Hwy, Peoria

Thurs., Jan. 19 at 5:30 pm

  • ICC North Campus, Hickory Hall
  • Room 101
  • 5407 N. University Street, Peoria

Fri., Jan. 20 at 9 am

  • ICC North Campus, Hickory Hall
  • Room 101
  • 5407 N. University Street, Peoria

For more information about the program, please contact Monica Arbuckle at (309) 690-6912, [email protected], or Ellen George at (309) 690-6909, [email protected].