Orientations in January, February for highway construction training

highway construction students spreading cement in parking lotDemand for new workers in good-paying construction jobs has been very high. A career in construction may be waiting for you!

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) aims to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation projects. A new session of the 13-week program begins Monday, Feb. 28.

The intensive training is 36 hours per week. Like apprenticeships in the building trades, the HCCTP is “earn while you learn.” There is no cost to students accepted into the program, and students selected for the Spring 2022 class will earn $10 per hour.

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.

Interested students MUST attend one of these orientation sessions:

  • Thursday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.

Registrants may attend in person or remotely via Zoom. An email with a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.

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

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

View photos from the Fall 2021 program and the Spring 2021 program.