Highway Construction Careers Training Program 

What is the program?

A 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 14-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.

The training includes the following and more:

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