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Dawson Technical Institute of Kennedy-King College

Robert Barnett


Dawson Technical Institute (DTI) is a Pre-Apprenticeship job training center for Construction and Utility Trade careers established in 1968. Named after U.S. Congressman William L. Dawson (1886-1970), DTI is recognized for providing top quality occupation job training and construction industry career development. 

Dawson Technical Institute offers the following certificate and degree programs through the Construction Technology Center:



Combination Welder
Concrete Masonry
Construction Carpentry
Construction Management
Electrical Line Worker (Overhead)
Highway Construction Careers Training Program
Plumbing and Fire Protection

Faculty & Staff

Name/Title Phone Email
Chadra Lang, Associate Dean (773) 451-2149  
Deborah Easley, College Advisor (312) 602-5113  
Sylvia Reed, College Administrative Asst. (773) 451-2030  
Denise Johnson, College Clerical Asst. (773) 451-2050  

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Scholarship and Training Options  

City Colleges of Chicago is offering a special scholarship opportunity to qualified students for the following programs:
  • Overhead Electrical Line Worker
  • Construction Carpentry
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Plumbing and Fire Protection
Training for these careers can be completed in 16 to 22 weeks. In addition to scholarship opportunities, tuition-free workforce readiness training will be provided. Space is limited. If you are passionate about one of these careers and are interested in participating, click here for more information.

Contact Information

(773) 451-2000
3901 South State  Street
Chicago, IL  60609
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Office Hours

Mon - Thurs, 9:00 a.m -  4:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - noon


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