Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program

South Suburban College will be offering a Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program this summer at their Oak Forest Campus. Orientation and Assessment Testing will be June 20-22 at the Oak Forest Center, with the program set to begin on July 17, 2017.

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 and gives the opportunity for a career with high 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 working in the Construction Trades

Construction will always be needed for new buildings, roads, bridges, and other structures. Some of the more skilled construction careers such as engineer require higher education while others such as cement masonry can be learned as an on-the-job apprentice.

All candidates MUST have a valid driver’s license with them to attend orientation. For more information or to download a copy of the study guide for the assessment test, please visit our website at, or call (708) 708-225-6004, or email Para Información En Español Llame: (708) 210-5740. All orientation and assessment testing will be held at the Oak Forest Center. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452.

The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Community College Board, and the participating community colleges do not guarantee employment upon trainees’ graduation from the Highway Construction Careers Training Program.


Drug Test Unit Technician

General Overview

Under general direction, performs a variety of specialized functions related to drug testing, including specimen collection, documentation and record keeping; exercises sound judgment in order to maintain confidentiality needed in the performance of duties; reports to the Drug Test Unit Supervisor or Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a High School Diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) test certificate.

Must be flexible and adapt to a rotating shift, rotating on a monthly basis from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Typing skills (25 w.p.m. with 95% accuracy) and familiarity with computer keyboards and data inputting, clearly legible handwriting, proficiency in spelling.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous urine or blood collection and/or lab work experience.

Two years of customer service experience obtained within the last five years.

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