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Highway Construction

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is opened to all qualified individuals, but is designed to provide qualified minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals with training in highway construction careers. The HCCTP will also emphasize life-long learning and provide opportunities for further education and assistance to improve employability in Illinois’ highway construction industry.

You may be eligible to participate in the Highway Construction Careers Training program if you

  • have a valid driver's license
  • are drug free
  • are 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED

Tuition-free, intensive 14-week program

Learn the skills necessary for acceptance into the highway construction trades and the opportunity for a career with high wage-earning potential.

Job placement opportunities

  • ​Laborers
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Equipment operators
  • Plumbers
  • Ironworkers
  • Painters
  • Cement masons
  • Inspectors & Testers

Apply today!

Complete the online application, save the file to your desktop as a PDF and email the PDF file as an attachment to; or print and mail it to John Willard, KCC Highway Construction Careers Training Program, 100 College Drive, Kankakee IL 60901.

Note: Please include your email address on the application form. All communications for this program will be via email.

Orientation sessions for Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 program is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Aug. 27

All orientation sessions begin promptly at 1 p.m. and end by 4 p.m. You only need to attend one of the scheduled dates:

  • Wednesday July 17, 2019
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Orientation includes a basic education assessment and time for questions and answers. The test can be retaken and so it is recommended to attend an earlier orientation in case you need to review and retest.

For more information, contact John Willard at or 815-802-8205. 

HCCTP success story - Marla Lockett-Robinson