ICC hosting construction training program

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, visits to area apprenticeship programs and actual job site work. The next class session begins on Monday, August 15. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend an informational session to learn more about the program.

Information sessions include:

Monday, June 20, 4-5pm – Room H103, Hickory Hall, ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria

Thursday, June 23, 11am-12pm – Room H103, Hickory Hall, ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria

Friday, June 24, 1 – 2 pm, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, 923 W. Millman, Peoria

Wednesday, July 6, 11am-12pm, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, 923 W. Millman, Peoria

Friday, July 8, 3pm-4pm, Room H101, Hickory Hall, ICC North Campus, 5407 N University, Peoria

Successful candidates must be at least 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.