Illinois Tollway and Hispanic American Scholarship Foundation Announce First Cohort in Technical Assistance Program

Chicago, November 6, 2017 — The Illinois Tollway in partnership with the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Scholarship and Education Foundation today announced the first Technical Assistance Program Cohort in Chicago.

The program is designed to prepare established transportation-related construction firms including disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE) firms, service disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) as well as small business to participate as prime contractors in highway and vertical construction contracts.

Enrollment in the Tollway’s Technical Assistance Program administered by HACIA has begun with the program start date slated for Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at St. Augustine College, 2610 W. 25th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60608

The Illinois Tollway in partnership with the HACIA Scholarship and Education Foundation, April Cobra Enterprises, Inc., St. Augustine College/ Institute for Workforce Education (IWE) and Midwest Business Consulting . . . hopes to increase the pool of qualified, diverse firms competing for contracts awarded for its 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois capital program, while also stimulating economic development and creating new, good-paying jobs.

The goal is to provide technical assistance intervention in all areas of business development required to become effective heavy highway construction contractors.

For more on the Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program or to apply:


Jorge J. Perez, Executive Director, HACIA