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Transportation Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program (TCART)

TCART is a collaborative effort among Chicago-area community based organizations, the Apprenticeship Skill and Improvement Program Local 150, and the Chicagoland Laborers District Council Trainers and Apprenticeship Fund to assure the increased participation of minority groups, disadvantaged persons, and females in all phases of the highway construction industry. As we strive to transform this program offers talented individuals an opportunity to be trained on emerging trends in transportation. The program also encompasses IDOT’s human capital vision for a multi-modal transportation program to fully incorporate human capital factors that support IDOT's project goals, all while empowering individuals to realize their own potential in union-based training settings. Through this program, IDOT hopes to provide knowledge and hands-on training in transportation and highway construction trades. The program also offers job referral and intermodal placement assistance services to successful graduates in the highway construction trades, and labor apprenticeship programs, or in highway, railroad, transit, or airport construction.

For the program flyer and fact sheet, click here.
For the program application, click here.

Highway Construction Career Training Program (HCCTP)

IDOT has established the HCCTP to increase the total number and relative percentages of historically underutilized individuals working on IDOT highway construction projects. IDOT's college partnerships help provide highway construction industry trade and life skills training to minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals. In addition, the program assists with the placement of trained graduates into Illinois highway construction trade unions, apprenticeship programs, or with IDOT construction contractors.

HCCTP Success Stories (PDF)

HCCTP In The Making (Video)

Please visit the HCCTP webpage for more information on this program.