Tuition-free Highway Construction Program

Highway Construction Careers Training Program 

ILLINOIS–(ENEWSPF)–August 26, 2012.  Are you a female, minority, or disadvantaged person interested in a highway construction career?

Do you have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle?

Are you 18 years or older, have your high school diploma or GED?

Can you pass a drug screen at anytime?

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, tuition-free, 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 10 certification

Participants in action


Job Placement Opportunities

  • Laborers
  • Equipment Operators
  • Ironworkers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement masons
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Painters
  • Inspectors & Testers

Apply for the program

Please complete the online application, save file as a PDF document and email as an attachment to [email protected]; or you can print it and mail it to John Willard, KCC Highway Construction Careers Training Program, 100 College Drive, Kankakee IL 60901.

Applications are also available at Kankakee Community College in the Workforce Development Center: 100 College Drive, Kankakee, located off River Road. View online directions.

Applicants will be notified of orientation/testing dates. Orientation includes a basic education assessment and time for questions and answers.


John Willard
Highway Construction Careers Training Program
[email protected]