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 12-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
  • Technical skills coursework
  • OSHA 30 certification
  • Forklift
  • Aerial Lift
  • Scissor Lift
  • Crane Signaling
  • First Aid
  • C.P.R.
  • A.E.D.
  • Skid Steer
  • Backhoe/Endloader
  • Crane Safety and Rigging
  • Extended Reach Fork Lift
  • Scaffold Erection


  Orientation dates:

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2 pm
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2 pm
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2pm

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a twelve week program that will start again Tuesday, July 8, 2014. It runs Monday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

  Career Opportunities:

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

Click here for directions.

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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