Home - Degrees & Courses - Adult Education/GED - Highway Construction Highway Construction Careers Training Program Lewis and Clark’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program offers minorities, women and disadvantaged students a pathway to a new career in just 16 weeks of intensive training. While in the program, students learn construction math, job readiness, blueprint reading and construction technical skills; work with those skills in a hands-on environment, get heavy equipment experience, welding experience and earn certification in first aid, CPR, flagger and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour training. At the end, they’re ready to apply for apprenticeships with area unions and start their new job experiences. Job placement opportunities include laborers, equipment operators, ironworkers, carpenters, cement masons, electricians, painters, plumbers and pipefitters. Successful candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, and consent to random drug screening. *This program is funded and administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.