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Orientations June 27-29, July 11-12 for highway construction training

Interested in working in highway construction?

A new session of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) begins Monday, Aug. 14.

The 13-week class aims to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation projects.

Eligible candidates must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, be interested in the construction trades, and be drug-free. There is no cost to participants who are accepted into the program.

The 450-hour program meets 36-40 hours a week and covers math, job/life skills, blueprint reading, OSHA, stick welding, construction equipment operation, shop time and hands-on projects.

Interested students must attend one of these orientation sessions:

  • Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Register for an orientation session at www.bhc.edu/hcctp or contact Paul Fessler at 309-796-5729 or fesslerp@bhc.edu.

The HCCTP is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.