Highway Construction Careers - Free Training Program




Funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Administered by the Illinois Community College Board


Do you have a valid driver's license?

Are you 18 years or older, have your high school diploma or GED, can pass a drug test, and have an interest in working in the construction trades? 

Would you like to learn how to participate in the Highway Construction Careers Training Program?


If YES, contact us today!

A Highway Construction Careers Training Program has been implemented to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on IDOT highway construction projects.

The training consists of an intensive 15-week program to learn the skills necessary for acceptance into the highway construction trades and the opportunity for a career with high wage earning potential.

The training includes, but is not limited to:
  • Math for the trades
  • Job readiness
  • First Aid / CPR / AED
  • Technical Skills Coursework
  • OSHA 30 Certification
  • HAZ MAT Handling
  • Aerial Lift & Scissor Lift
  • Flagger Certification
  • Fork Lift & Extended Reach Fork Lift
  • Introduction to Electrical / Plumbing / Sheet Metal
  • Scaffolding Erection
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Skid Steer
  • Backhoe / End Loader
  • Crane Safety and Rigging
  • Crane Signaling

Career Opportunities:

  • Laborers
  • Equipment Operators
  • Ironworkers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Masons
  • Electricians
  • Pipefitters, Plumbers
  • Painters


Orientation Dates:

Would you like to learn how to participate in the Highway Construction Careers Training Program? The application process starts with a one-hour Informational Orientation session. Please register using the buttons below:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2pm *Orientation is full.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2pm
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2pm
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2pm

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a fifteen-week program that will start again on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  It runs Tuesday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.


  Location directions.

  Frequently Asked Questions.

  Entrance Exam Study Guide.

For more information or to register, please contact:
R.J. Rowland, Program Manager
Highway Construction Careers Training Program
217/353-2122 • rrowland@parkland.edu

The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Community College Board, and the participating community colleges do not guarantee employment upon trainees' graduation from the Highway Construction Careers Training Program.


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