ICC Career fair to help develop skills

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ICC Career fair to help develop skills

October 15, 2013 Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 9:29 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- If you're interested in a career in highway construction or some other trade, Illinois Central College is the place to be Wednesday.

The school is launching a training program, and Tuesday held an information session where students could learn about the pre-apprenticeship.

The 12-week program is aimed at helping students develop skills to get into different trade schools to become electricians, carpenters, masons and more.

Math for trades, job readiness, and technical skills coursework are all part of the curriculum.

Coordinator Frank Thomas says the program is aimed towards those looking for a fresh start.

"We hope to find folks that for some reason or another just haven't done that well in one respect or another. School just wasn't for them and now they're going through it and then they realize, 'yeah, that really is kind of important, you do use math in real life, and this is kind of a second chance for folks," said Thomas.

Students will be taking an exam to get into the pre-apprentice program Wednesday.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, a drivers license, and they must consent to a drug screening.

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