ICC hosts info sessions on highway construction careers training

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Illinois Central College offers a highway construction careers training program to prepare participants for careers in the highway construction trades industry.

The intensive 8-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 Monday, January 24. Participants are encouraged to attend an informational session to learn more about the program.

Information sessions include:

Tuesday, December 14, 10 – 11 am – Room H103, Hickory Hall, ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria

Wednesday, December 15, 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Room H103, Hickory Hall, ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria

Friday, December 17, 1 – 2 pm, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, 923 W. Millman, Peoria

Monday, December 20, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, 923 W. Millman, Peoria

Successful candidates must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid Illinois driver’s license and consent to random drug screening. Program participants receive $5 per hour stipend, work boots, and a set of construction tools.

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 Andy Ridgeway at (309) 690-6916 or email andrew.ridgeway@icc.edu.