- Equipment operators
- Cement masons
- Pipefitters and plumbers
- Other building trades
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Community College Board created this program to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged persons working on IDOT projects.
This 13-week class will cover math, job/life skills, blueprint reading, OSHA, stick welding, construction equipment operation, shop time, and hands-on projects.
This program is at no cost to the participant. Up to 15 students will be selected for each class. They will learn essential skills for working in a variety of the building trades.
Interested in this program and a career in highway construction? Start the application process by attending one of our orientation sessions.
- Interest in working in the construction trades
- 18 years or older
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid driver’s license
- Drug-free (tested)
This 450-hour class will cover math, job/life skills, blueprint reading, OSHA 10-hour, stick welding, construction equipment operation, shop time and hands-on projects.
The application process requires several steps, beginning with attending an orientation session:
- Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 – 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 – 2 p.m.
- Thursday, June 29th, 2017 – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 – 2 p.m.
All Orientation Sessions are held at:
Black Hawk College, Building 1, Balcony, Room B-13
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265
- Register for and attend an Orientation Session.
- Math and Reading Skills Test – to follow the orientation for those wanting to proceed.
- Potential candidates are invited for an interview, then selections are made.
- Drug testing.
Last updated 02/08/2017