South Suburban College seeks to diversify IDOT construction projects

Free Highway Construction Careers training program offered in February

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The 2016 Highway Construction class at South Suburban College’s Oak Forest campus
information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 12, 2018) – South Suburban College will offer a free Highway Construction Careers Training Program this spring at their Oak Forest campus. Orientation and Assessment Testing is scheduled for January 30–February 1 at the Oak Forest Center, with the program set to begin on February 26, 2018.

The 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 12-week program to learn the skills necessary for acceptance into the highway construction trades. Completion of the program gives the opportunity for a career with higher wage potential.

Career opportunities include:
• Cement Mason
• Electrician
• Pipefitter
• Carpenter
• Laborer
• Equipment Operator

Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license
• 18 years or older
• High school diploma/GED
• Interest in working in the construction trades

Representatives from South Suburban College project that construction skills are a worthwhile investment because of the demand for new buildings, roads, bridges, and other structures. Construction careers such as engineer require higher education while others, such as cement masonry, can be learned as an on-the-job apprentice.

Interested students can learn more:

The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue in Oak Forest, Illinois.

 

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