Congratulations to the 2015 CONSTRUCT Graduates


On Monday May 11th, HBK and other participating companies, agencies, and labor unions gathered to watch 55 students graduate from the Construct Program.

CONSTRUCT is an eleven-week program, offering up to 60 students the training, information and guidance needed to compete for good-paying, entry-level jobs in construction-related fields. It is designed to address the need to increase the pool of qualified minority candidates for construction jobs in Illinois by strengthening job readiness and life skills, and preparing for industry-required testing that is often a prerequisite for employment. The program includes job shadowing to give candidates an up-close look at the various career paths available.

CONSTRUCT is powered by an alliance of companies, social service agencies and labor unions, a uniquely collaborative approach to connect determined people, who have a strong work ethic, to the companies that need them in an industry that is growing.