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

ICC will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications and TABE testing available at each session. The sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated.

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:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 9 am
    Hickory Hall, Room 101, ICC Peoria Campus
    5407 N. University Street, Peoria
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 1 pm
    Goodwill Industries
    2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 1 pm
    Tri-County Peoria Urban League
    317 S. MacArthur Highway, Peoria
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 5:30 pm
    Hickory Hall, Room 101, ICC Peoria Campus
    5407 N. University Street, Peoria
  • Friday, January 25, 2019, at 9 am
    Hickory Hall, Room 101, ICC Peoria Campus
    5407 N. University Street, Peoria

If selected for the program, students will begin the class on February 18, 2019, and end on May 10, 2019.

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].