Highway Construction Careers Training Program

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is an intensive 12-week program to learn the skills necessary for acceptance in the trades and the opportunity for a career with high wage-earning potential.

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Illinois Central College is a grant-funded program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The goal of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program is to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working in the construction trades. The program is a 12-week free training course that focuses on preparing individuals for a successful building trade application process by increasing math skills, job readiness, and technical skills. Training also includes OSHA 10-hour certification, Forklift, and Aerial Lift 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 construction trades.

Registration is appreciated but not required.

Upcoming Information/Testing Sessions

Monday, July 29, at 9 am*

ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall, 131
5407 N. University St., Peoria

Tuesday, July 30, at 1 pm*

Tri-County Peoria Urban League
317 S. MacArthur Highway, Peoria

Tuesday, July 30, at 5:30 pm*

ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall, 101
5407 N. University St., Peoria

Wednesday, July 31, 9 am*

Frank Campbell Community Center
312 S. Merriman, Peoria

Thursday, August 1, 9 am*

ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall, 101
5407 N. University St., Peoria

* Allow 2-3 hours for testing

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.