Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

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The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a 450-hour training 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 the summer session is closed.

Registration for the next class beginning in January 2025 will open on October 1.

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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! (The program is funded by a partnership with 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 with 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 and physical agility day. Accepted candidates will be notified once all steps have been completed.