Highway Construction Careers Training Program

ILLINOIS–(ENEWSPF)–August 25, 2012.  The Illinois Department of Transportation, through the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), has established a Highway Construction Careers Training Program through the following community colleges. Also view HCCTP News.

Each community college will hold 8-week sessions (2-3 sessions per academic year) in which minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals will receive intensive training in highway construction-related skills, e.g., math for the trades, job readiness, technical skills coursework (carpentry, concrete flatwork, blueprint reading, site plans, site work, tools use, etc.) and OSHA 10 certification.

Participating Community Colleges

District 1: Dawson Technical of Kennedy King College – Chicago, IL  

Contact: Shoshiwa Mabina: (773) 451-2082 [email protected]   

District 2: Rock Valley College – Rockford, IL    

Contact: Scott Abbott:  (815) 921-3905 [email protected]     

District 3: Kankakee Community College – Kankakee, IL    

Contact: John Willard (815) 802-8205  [email protected]     

District 4: Illinois Central College – Peoria, IL    

Contact: Randy Stevens (309) 690-6916 [email protected]     

District 5: Parkland College – Champaign, IL    

Contact: RJ Rowland (217) 353-2122 [email protected]     

District 6: Lincoln Land Community College – Springfield, IL  

Contact: Tom Spears (217) 786-3675 [email protected]    

District 7: Lake Land College – Mattoon, IL    

Contact: Cindy Shupe (217) 235-0361 [email protected]

District 8: Southwestern Illinois College – East St. Louis, IL  

Contact: Melissa Snelson (618) 874-6528 [email protected]

District 8: Lewis & Clark Community College – Godfrey, IL  

Contact: Stephanie Gill (618) 468-4156 [email protected]

District 9: John A. Logan College – Carterville, IL    

Contact: Mark Etters (618) 985-2828 [email protected]

Program Goal

To increase the total number of historically underutilized individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation highway construction projects.

Job Placement Opportunities
Each college will assist trainees to become placed into Illinois’ highway construction trade unions, apprenticeship programs and/or with IDOT highway construction contractors.

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

Highway Construction Careers Training Program Update
Starters  Completers Placement Current Enrollees Current/Next Class Dates
City Colleges/Dawson Technical Institute 54 52 14 0 1/8/13 to 3/19/13
Rock Valley College 60 51 1 0 9/4/12 to 12/14/12
Kankakee Community College 82 55 9 0 8/13/12 to 11/2/12
Illinois Central College 80 70 13 0 9/10/12 to 12/4/12
Parkland College 76 73 12 7 7/9/12 to 9/28/12
Lincoln Land Community College 95 83 3 16 7/23/12 to 12/6/12
Lake Land College 80 71 5 0 8/20/12 to 11/9/12
Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC)* 61 52 6 13 6/1/12 to 7/30/12
Lewis & Clark Community College 33 30 0 0 8/20/12 – TBA
John A. Logan College 100 80 12 0 8/6/12 to 11/2/12
Total:  721 617 75 36
*This report does not reflect participants of the SWIC program prior to June 1, 2011.

Source: dot.il.gov