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ICC Offers Highway Construction Careers Training Program Informational Sessions

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.  Each session will take 2-3 hours and there is no registration or fees required.

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.

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:

Monday, July 29, 2019 at 9:00 am
ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall, Room 131
5407 N. University Street, Peoria

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Tri-County Peoria Urban League
317 S. MacArthur Highway, Peoria

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm
ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall, Room 101
5407 N. University Street, Peoria

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 9:00 am
Frank Campbell Community Center
312 S. Merriman, Peoria

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:00 am
ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall, Room 101
5407 N. University Street, Peoria

If selected for the program, students will begin the class on August 26, 2019 and end on November 15, 2019.  Attendance will be mandatory.

To register and for more information, visit icc.edu/highwaycareers or call Monica Arbuckle at (309) 690-6912.