Dawson Technical Institute (DTI) of Kennedy-King College

DTI is an academic job training center for Construction Technology careers established in 1968. Named after U.S. Congressman William L. Dawson, DTI is recognized for providing top quality job training and construction industry career development.


DTI is dedicated to providing students with intensive and comprehensive industry validated training in the construction trade and utility industries. DTI is committed to preparing students to compete ​in these industries by offering relevant competency-based instruction that leads to unionized apprenticeships and other relevant trade and utility worker opportunities.

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

Faculty and Staff

Name Title ​Email
​Inesha Kelly ​Dean, Dawson Technical​ Institute​ Ikelly1@ccc.edu​
Jerome Balfour College Advisor jbalfour1@ccc.edu
​Jewel Minor  ​Enrollment Services Representative  ​jminor6@ccc.edu​; 773-487-1349
​Sherai Troxler​ ​Administrative Assistant I stroxler2@ccc.edu
​Kenyon Douglas ​Executive Director of Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Grant kdouglass@ccc.edu
​Gloria White ​WIOA Coordinator gwhite@ccc.edu
​Laveta Moore ​Highway Construction Director ​lmoore145@ccc.edu
​Gabriel Villagomez ​Veteran Services Specialist gvillagomez13@ccc.edu
​Regina Varnado ​Admissions Specialist ​rvarnado2@ccc.edu​
​​Ozias Washington​ ​Workforce Success Coach owashington15@ccc.edu​