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August 27, 2013

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IDOT Announces Opportunities to Become an Engineer Technician

Informational Sessions Available to Those Interested in New Career in the Field of Engineering

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in partnership with College of Lake County (CLC) is proud to announce a new session of the Engineer Technician Training Program. This two semester-long program is designed to provide 15 participants the skills and training needed to successfully pursue a career as an Engineer Technician.

“If you are interested in jobs involving drafting bridge and highway design, field and laboratory testing, materials, or hydraulic design drawings, this is a program you don’t want to miss out on,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “Since its beginning, the Engineer Technician Training Program has successfully prepared dozens of individuals for placement in engineering careers.”

Engineer Technicians perform tasks of a technical nature in connection with the investigation planning, design, and construction of engineering projects.

College of Lake County Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division is offering a two-semester (16 weeks each) training beginning October 1, 2013. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Graduates will receive job placement assistance upon completion. A weekly stipend may be earned. Successful completion will result in a college-level certificate.

To qualify, you must be at least18 years old, possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, meet course prerequisites in math and language, and submit to a background check.

To receive more information, plan to attend the Engineer Technician Training Program Information Sessions on August 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the CLC Grayslake Main Campus or at 6:30 p.m. at the CLC Lake Shore Campus in Waukegan.

The application deadline is September 8, 2013. Space is limited, so apply now. For an application and more information, please contact Arthur Gass at (847) 543-2000, extension 32954 or by email at

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