Congratulations to highway construction grads

Highway construction class 10 grads 5-31-18Congratulations the recent graduates of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)!

Front row, from left to right, are James Anderson of Coal Valley, Kelly Mooney of Davenport, Xavier Rodriguez of East Moline, Kelvin Shears of Moline, and Jordan Copeland of Moline.

Middle row, from left to right, are Luis Rosas of Moline, Andres Carmona of Davenport, Briannon Aldeman of Rock Island, Matthew Leemans of Galva, Nick Kirzeder of Milan, and Jordan Gosa of East Moline.

Back row, from left to right, are Joseph Winkel of Colona, Colin Gilman of Moline, Austin Stone of Galva, Jarred Alexander of Moline, and John Monzon of Moline.

Not pictured is Erik Jones of Andalusia.

Six students had perfect attendance for the 13-week program – Carmona, Copeland, Gosa, Leemans, Rosas and Stone.

Rodriguez and Jones left the program early to accept apprenticeships.

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The 450-hour program aims to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation highway construction projects. There is no cost to participants who are accepted into the program.

The next HCCTP begins Monday, Aug. 13. Interested students must attend one orientation session June 21, June 26, June 28 or June 29. Register for orientation online or contact Paul Fessler at 309-796-5729 or

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