ICC Offers Informational Sessions on 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. Classes for the next training program will begin Monday, March 7.

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 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 driver’s license, have a high school diploma or GED, and consent to random drug screening.

Informational and testing sessions will be held:

  • Monday, February 8, at 9 am
    ICC North, Hickory Hall
    Room 108
    5407 N. University Street, Peoria
  • Tuesday, February 9, at 5:30 pm
    ICC North, Hickory Hall
    Room 101
    5407 N. University Street, Peoria
  • Wednesday, February 10, at 9 am
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois
    2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria
  • Thursday, February 11, at 2 pm
    Tri County (Peoria) Urban League
    317 S MacArthur Hwy, Peoria

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.

There is no registration or fees required for the informational and testing sessions.  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].