Illinois Central College offers a highway construction careers training program to prepare participants for careers in the highway construction trades industry. The intensive 12-week training program covers construction math, job readiness, blueprint reading, construction technical skills, first aid, CPR, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour certification. The program includes classroom learning, skills labs, and actual job site work. The next class session begins on Jan. 7. Participants are encouraged to attend one of the informational sessions on to learn more about the program.

1-2 p.m. Oct. 29

South Side Mission

1127 S Laramie St, Peoria

1-2 p.m. Oct. 30

Tri County Urban League

317 S MacArthur Hwy, Peoria

10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 31

ICC North, Hickory Hall,

5407 N University St, Peoria

1-2 p.m. Nov. 1

Webster Head Start

923 W Millman, Peoria

1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 2

ICC North, Hickory Hall,

5407 N University St, Peoria

3-5 p.m. Nov. 5

ICC North, Hickory Hall,

5407 N University St, Peoria

Successful candidates must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid Illinois driver’s license and consent to random drug screening.

ICC partners with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Community College Board to offer the program which is designed to increase the number of women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals working on IDOT highway construction projects. The program is offered through the Corporate and Community Education Department at ICC.

For more information, contact Randy Stevens at (309) 690-6916 or email randy.stevens@icc.edu.