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Learn skills today that you can use on the job tomorrow.

The Program

ConstructionWorks powered by the Illinois Tollway, is a free program designed to  create pathways for long-term employment in the construction industry, for underrepresented populations, minorities, women and other vulnerable populations.

Learn how to start a career in construction and trades.

    Key Benefits

    Key Benefits for Participants:

    • Trade training in specific field of study along with an industry recognized certificate/credential 
    • Tools, work clothes, boots, and transportation covered 
    • Access to paid internships and employment opportunities 
    • Referrals to union apprenticeships opportunities 
    • Cover union fees 
    • Past due union fees 
    • Meet employers affiliated with transportation and construction projects 
    • Develop career plans 
    • Find jobs in the building trades

    Key Benefits for Employers:

    • Involved Tollway contractors will also be rewarded with bid credits for hiring and retaining ConstructionWorks participants 
    • Expose more jobseekers to building and trades 
    • Subsidized wages could be covered for a period 
    • Certified and credentialed tradesmen/tradeswoman 


    • Laborers
    • Equipment Operators
    • Working Foreman
    • Carpenters
    • Truck Drivers
    • Electricians
    • Ironworkers
    • Traffic Safety Worker
    • Cement Masons
    • Painters
    • Plumber/Pipefitter
    • Technical Engineer/Surveyor
    • Bricklayers
    • Sheet Metal Worker
    • Painter/Drywall Finisher

    How to Get Started

    Start by attending one of our information sessions listed below:


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    Sign-up here for the following virtual training dates:

    • August 3 – August 14
    • August 17 – August 28

    All virtual classes are M-F, 1:00-3:00pm CST

    Invitation to Bid

    Please click here for more information on the Invitation to Bid on the Neal Math & Science Academy Redevelopment Project.

    Register for a ConstructionWorks Information Session:

    Do you have questions about the ConstructionWorks program?

    Sondra A. Haney
    [email protected]

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