SSC Offering Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program in August

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College will be offering a Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program this fall at their Oak Forest Campus. Orientation and Assessment Testing will be August 23-25 at the Oak Forest Center, with the program set to begin on September 19, 2016.

The 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 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:

  • Cement Mason
  • Electrician
  • Pipefitter
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Equipment Operator


  • Valid driver’s license
  • 18 years or older
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Interest working in the Construction Trades

Construction will always be needed for new buildings, roads, bridges, and other structures. Some of the more skilled construction careers such as engineer require higher education while others such as cement masonry can be learned as an on-the-job apprentice.

For more information, please visit our website at, or call (708) 225-6042, or email The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452.