In collaboration with the Federal highway Administration, IDOT initiated the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) in an effort to provide training and skill-improvement opportunities to assure the increased participation of minority groups, disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry. HCCTP emphasizes life-long learning and provides opportunities for further education and assistance to improve employability and is administered by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The HCCTP is conducted at twelve community colleges throughout the state. The Department strongly encourages the prime contractor and their approved sub-contractors to hire minority, women and disadvantaged individuals from the HCCTP to help meet workforce and trainee goals. Graduates are well-trained and ready to become productive entry-level construction workers.
IDOT Training Program Graduate On-the-Job Training Special Provision (TPG)
The intent of the IDOT TPG is to place certified graduates of IDOT funded pre-apprentice training programs on IDOT project sites when feasible, and provide the graduates with meaningful on-the-job training intended to lead to journey-level employment. Participation pursuant to IDOT’s requirements by the Contractor or Subcontractor in this TPG entitles the Contractor or Subcontractor to be reimbursed at $15.00 per hour for training given a certified TPG on the contract.
Each community college holds one to five training sessions per year in which individuals receive intensive training in highway construction-related skills, such as mathematics for the trades, job site readiness, carpentry, concrete flatwork, blueprint reading orientation, introduction to tools, forklift operation, and OSHA 10 certification, etc.
Each community college provides its graduates with assistance in obtaining placement in Illinois’ highway construction trade unions, apprenticeship programs, and/or with IDOT highway construction contractors. IDOT, ICCB, and the participating community colleges do not guarantee employment upon a trainees’ graduation from HCCTP.
For more information regarding the Highway Construction Careers Training Program, click here.Highway Construction Careers Training Program Update
|Starters||Completers||Placements||Current/||Next Class Dates|
|City Colleges/Dawson Technical Institute||171||156||91||TBA|
|South Suburban College||147||107||56||7/25/16 to 10/14/16|
|Rock Valley College||146||126||11||TBA|
|Black Hawk College||85||70||16||TBA|
|Kankakee Community College||225||133||37||16||3/14/16 to 6/14/16|
|Illinois Central College||247||201||60||TBA|
|Parkland College||202||171||55||8/16/16 to 11/18/16|
|Lincoln Land Community College||247||211||64||17||2/5/16 to 6/30/16|
|Lake Land College||123||103||17||Transitioned to Richland|
|Richland Community College||31||15||6||12||3/21/16 to 6/21/16|
|Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC)*||187||150||53||10||4/6/16 to 6/28/16|
|Lewis & Clark Community College||157||104||27||TBA|
|John A. Logan College||262||183||52||20||3/21/16 to 6/21/16|
*This report does not reflect participants of the SWIC program prior to June 1, 2011.
Construction courses offered in various skills:
Please choose a participating community college below to obtain contact information on the program and learn more!
Contact: Krys Stokes
Contact: Scott Abbott
Contact: Paul Fessler
Contact: John Willard
Contact: Monica Arbuckle
Contact: RJ Rowland
Contact: Seth Brozio
(217) 875-7211 ext. 321
Contact: Melissa Snelson
Contact: Jeremy Elledge
Contact: Mark Etters
Office of Business & Workforce Diversity