Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a twelve-week program. The programs run Monday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for individuals interested in getting into an apprenticeship program with any of the construction trades. Registration for 2021 Summer training is NOW OPEN. Orientation and assessment testing will take place from June 15-18th. The next class will begin July 12, 2021..

Registration is NOW OPEN

To register for orientation and assessment testing for the next class use the online registration form below. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email with your orientation and assessment test date (please allow up to 48 hours for your response). You will also receive detailed information in regard to the day of orientation. This is the first step in the four-step application process for the program.

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is intended to help women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals gain acceptance into the construction trades. The admission process is extremely competitive and not all who apply will be accepted. There is no cost to the program! (Program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.) Students will be paid a stipend for each FULL hour of training completed to help with expenses.

interested candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma/GED®, a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a drug test! (Including THC)

The application process starts at the mandatory one hour Informational Orientation followed directly by assessment testing. The applicant needs to score at least a seventh-grade level to be considered for the program. Those who pass the assessment test will be moved into the interview round. After interviews, a selection of candidates will be sent for mandatory Drug Screening. Once all steps have been completed we will notify accepted candidates.


    This Form must be filled out entirely to become registered for Orientation and Testing. You will be contacted verifying your registration.
    Are you at least 18 years of age?*
    Do you currently (or by the orientation date) have a valid driver's license?*
    Do you have the ability to pass at least two drug screenings?*
    Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?*
    First Name
    Last Name
    After submitting this form you will be emailed with your orientation and assessment testing date and information. Please allow up to 3 business days for your response.

    PLEASE NOTE: Orientations are NOT held on South Suburban College’s Main Campus. They are held at the Oak Forest Center located at 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest.