Highway Construction Skills Training (HCST)

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Six weeks to a construction career

HCST trains minorities, females, and other people for exciting jobs in construction. A free 180-hour training course will prepare you for the industry as you learn the skills and attitude you’ll need to succeed.

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The construction industry needs you

Only one person enters the trades for every four people leaving today, so construction companies need to hire people for these good-paying careers. Construction laborers start at $35,000 a year and quickly earn more with additional training and experience.

Come to an HCST Info Session

If you’re looking for a career with real potential, contact us to find out when our next HCST info session is.

What will I learn in HCST?

A free 180-hour training course will prepare you for the industry as you learn about:

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Construction Safety

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First Aid and CPR

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Blueprint Reading

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Physical Fitness

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CDL Exam Preparation




Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

How can I apply?

If you’re looking for a career with endless opportunities and great pay, please apply online or contact us for more information.

Classes in Brown, Dane, and Rock counties and are starting soon! See our class schedule listed below for details. If you live in a nearby county and have reliable transportation, please apply.

Northeast Classes:
Brown County:  November 28th, 2022 – January 6th, 2023
Brown County: February 13th, 2023 – March 24th, 2023
Brown County: May 8th,2023 – June 9th, 2023
Brown County: July 17th, 2023 – August 18th, 2023

Southwest Classes:
Dane County: November 7th, 2022 – December 16th, 2022
Rock County: February 6th, 2023 – March 17th, 2023
Dane County:  April 17th, 2023 – May 26th, 2023
Rock County class: June 12th, 2023 – July 21st, 2023

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