Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

Get the Tools You Need for a New Career!

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a pre-apprenticeship designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups on Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) construction projects.

Training consists of an intensive 12 to 18-week program to learn the skills necessary for acceptance into the highway construction trades and the opportunity for a career with high wage-earning potential.

  • Math for the Trades
  • Introduction to Electrical/Plumbing/Sheet Metal
  • Job readiness
  • Life Skills
  • Scaffolding Erection
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Technical Skills Coursework
  • Skid Steer
  • OSHA 30 Certification
  • Backhoe/End Loader
  • Crane Safety
  • Aerial Lift and Scissor Lift
  • Crane Signaling
  • Fork Lift and Extended Reach Fork Lift

Step One: Attend a FREE Orientation

Would you like to learn how to participate in the Highway Construction Careers Training Program? The application process starts with a free information session! To register, click the "register here" button below and add to your cart one of the "HCCTP Orientation" dates.