Highway Construction Careers Training Program

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The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a twelve week program. The next session will start September 2, 2014. The programs runs Monday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for individuals interested in getting into an apprenticeship program with any of the construction trades.

We are currently not accepting applications for the fall class. However, on Friday, August 8, 2014 we will have a “first come first serve” orientation and assessment test in the Oak Forest Center of South Suburban College. We will accept the first 40 persons to arrive by 9:00 a.m. We will not accept anyone before 8:30 a.m. This is the first step in the application process for the program. If you are interested, please download the application, fill it out completely, and bring it with you on August 8, 2014.

There is no cost to the program! (Program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.) Students will be paid a stipend for each FULL hour of training completed to help with expenses.

Interested candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma/G.E.D., a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a drug test!

The application process starts at the mandatory one hour Informational Orientation followed directly by assessment testing.

The applicant needs to score at least a seventh grade level to be considered for the program. Those who pass the assessment test will be moved into the interview round. After interviews a selection of candidates will be sent for mandatory Drug Screening. Once all steps have been completed we will notify accepted candidates.

PLEASE NOTE: Orientations are NOT held on South Suburban College’s Main Campus. They are held at the Oak Forest Center located at 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest.

Updated 7/22/14

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For more information on the Highway Construction Careers Training Program or to register for orientation, contact Rebecca Garcia, Program Manager, Highway Construction Careers Training Program, by email or telephone at (708) 596-2000, ext. 5822. You will need to give your name, address, phone number and email address.

Students in the program will complete the following training classes:

  • Math for the Trades
  • First Aid
  • Job Readiness
  • C.P.R.
  • Technical Skills Coursework
  • A.E.D.
  • O.S.H.A. 30 Certification
  • Skid Steer
  • Fork Lift
  • Backhoe/End Loader
  • Aerial Lift
  • Crane Safety and Rigging
  • Scissor Lift
  • Crane Signaling
  • Extended Reach Fork Lift
  • Hazardous Material Handling
  • Scaffolding Erection
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Introduction to Electrical/Plumbing/Sheet Metal

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