Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program Coming to Oak Forest This Summer

OAK FOREST, IL–South Suburban College is preparing for the next session of its free Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) this summer at the Oak Forest Center. Registration opens Monday, April 19th, while Orientation and Assessment Testing will take place from June 15-18th with the program set to begin on July 12th.

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program has been implemented to increase the number of minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals working on IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) 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 gives the opportunity for a career with high wage potential.

Career Opportunities include but are not limited to: Cement Mason, Electrician, Pipefitter, Carpenter, Laborer and Equipment Operator. All candidates must be 18 years and older, have a high school diploma/GED, interest in working in the construction trades and have a valid driver’s license with them to attend orientation. Participants will be required to pass a drug screening.

For more information or to register, please visit or call (708) 596-2000, ext. 3219. All orientation and assessment testing will be held at SSC’s Oak Forest Center located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue Oak Forest, Illinois. Temperature checks, masks and social distancing are required on campus.

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