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Posted on: January 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Rock Island is partnering with Black Hawk College

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Earn while you learn with BHC highway construction program


Demand for new workers in good-paying construction jobs has been very high. A career in construction may be waiting for you!


The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Black Hawk College aims to prepare people to work in the building trades and to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged persons working on Illinois Department of Transportation projects. 


A new session begins Monday, Feb. 28 with instruction and hands-on training 36 hours per week. Like apprenticeships in the building trades, the HCCTP is “earn while you learn.” There is no cost to students accepted into the 13-week program, and students selected for the Spring 2022 class will earn $10 per hour.


The city of Rock Island is partnering with Black Hawk College to host two opportunities to learn about the HCCTP.


Interested students MUST attend an orientation and can choose from these sessions in Rock Island:

  • Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Black Hawk College Adult Learning Center, 4610 Black Hawk Commons Drive
  • Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Center, 630 9th St.


Eligible candidates must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED®, have a valid driver’s license, be interested in the construction trades, and be drug-free.


Register for an orientation session at or call 309-796-5729.

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