Highway Construction Careers Training Program

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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.

Overview

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
 StartersCompletersPlacementsCurrent/Next Class Dates
City Colleges/Dawson Technical Institute17115691 TBA
South Suburban College14710756 7/25/16 to 10/14/16
Rock Valley College14612611 TBA
Black Hawk College857016 TBA
Kankakee Community College22513337163/14/16 to 6/14/16
Illinois Central College24720160 TBA
Parkland College20217155 8/16/16 to 11/18/16
Lincoln Land Community College24721164172/5/16 to 6/30/16
Lake Land College12310317 Transitioned to Richland
Richland Community College31156123/21/16 to 6/21/16
Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC)*18715053104/6/16 to 6/28/16
Lewis & Clark Community College15710427 TBA
John A. Logan College2621835220 3/21/16 to 6/21/16
Total:2230173054575 

*This report does not reflect participants of the SWIC program prior to June 1, 2011.

Courses

Construction courses offered in various skills:

  • O.S.H.A. 10 Hour Safety
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Aerial Lift
  • Fork Lift
  • Mobile Crane
  • Crane Signaling
  • Skid Steer

Enrollment

Please choose a participating community college below to obtain contact information on the program and learn more!

Dawson Technical of Kennedy King College - Chicago, IL  

Contact: Krys Stokes

(773) 386-6008

kstokes2@ccc.edu      

South Suburban College  

Rebecca Garcia

(708) 225-6042

RGarcia@ssc.edu      

Rock Valley College - Rockford, IL    

Contact: Scott Abbott

(815) 921-3912

s.abbott@rockvalleycollege.edu

Black Hawk College  

Contact: Paul Fessler

(309) 796-5729

fesslerp@bhc.edu

Kankakee Community College - Kankakee, IL    

Contact: John Willard

(815) 802-8205

jwillard@kcc.edu

Illinois Central College - Peoria, IL    

Contact: Monica Arbuckle

(309) 690-6912

Monica.arbuckle@icc.edu

Parkland College - Champaign, IL    

Contact: RJ Rowland

(217) 353-2122

rrowland@parkland.edu     

Lincoln Land Community College - Springfield, IL  

Tom Spears

(217) 786-3675

thomas.spears@llcc.edu

Richland Community College - Decatur, IL

Contact: Seth Brozio

(217) 875-7211 ext. 321

sbrozio@richland.edu     

Southwestern Illinois College - East St. Louis, IL  

Contact: Melissa Snelson

(618) 874-6528

melissa.snelson@swic.edu

Lewis & Clark Community College - Godfrey, IL  

Contact: Jeremy Elledge

(618) 468-4149

jelledge@lc.edu

John A. Logan College - Carterville, IL

Contact: Mark Etters

(618) 985-2828

mark.etters@jalc.edu

Contact Us

Ron Brown
Ronald.Brown@illinois.gov
(217) 785-4611
Office of Business & Workforce Diversity

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