2024 Spring Externship Day

April 16, 17, 18 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Your Path to a Good Job and Great Career

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Apprenticeship

Work Outdoors and Operate Heavy Equipment While Earning Money

Apprenticeship

Is an “earn while you learn” program providing on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. Apprenticeship is different than applying for a degree program. You will start by partnering with an employer, similar to applying for a job. For the next several years your employer will teach the skills of the occupation while you take classes at an area technical college or private training center.

Apprenticeship

Is an “earn while you learn” program providing on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. Apprenticeship is different than applying for a degree program. You will start by partnering with an employer, similar to applying for a job. For the next several years your employer will teach the skills of the occupation while you take classes at an area technical college or private training center.

Advantages for Apprentices

  • Earn while you learn. Learn a skilled trade while earning a good wage and establishing a sense of job security.
  • Gain entry. Apprenticeship can serve as an entry point into a career that might have otherwise been closed due to lack of experience.
  • Acquire lasting expertise. Provided with a lifetime skill and comprehensive knowledge of the trade.
  • Learn transferable skills. The skills you learn are transferable from one employer to another and generally from one area of the country to another.
  • Prepare for advancement. Apprenticeship enhances your economic security in that graduate apprentices are often promoted to supervisory positions.

Advantages for Apprentices

  • Earn while you learn. Learn a skilled trade while earning a good wage and establishing a sense of job security.
  • Gain entry. Apprenticeship can serve as an entry point into a career that might have otherwise been closed due to lack of experience.
  • Acquire lasting expertise. Provided with a lifetime skill and comprehensive knowledge of the trade.
  • Learn transferable skills. The skills you learn are transferable from one employer to another and generally from one area of the country to another.
  • Prepare for advancement. Apprenticeship enhances your economic security in that graduate apprentices are often promoted to supervisory positions.

Start earning on day one

Useful on-the-job training

Learn both on the job and in the classroom

Apprenticeship can lead to a long-term career

Earn a Certificate of completion

Operating Engineer

Operating engineers operate heavy equipment such as: cranes, dozers, scrapers, loaders, motor graders, tractor loader backhoes, and more. Operating engineers work on commercial and residential developments, dams, roadways, etc. They also work in plants that produce rock, sand and gravel or clean up hazardous waste sites.

Operating Engineer

Operating engineers operate heavy equipment such as: cranes, dozers, scrapers, loaders, motor graders, tractor loader backhoes, and more. Operating engineers work on commercial and residential developments, dams, roadways, etc. They also work in plants that produce rock, sand and gravel or clean up hazardous waste sites.

HIGH SCHOOL

Pre-Apprenticeship

This program is only offered in WI to prep for Operating Engineer apprenticeship in high school.

HIGH SCHOOL

Youth Apprenticeship

Explore the opportunities while in high school.

ADULTS

Registered Apprenticeship

Start your future in a rewarding
career today.

Learn more!

For High School Students

Interested in learning more about what an Operating Engineer does? Want to hear first hand from contractors and apprentices? Make plans to attend one of our externships held every fall and spring.

For Adults

Please Contact the Training Center. For more information on upcoming sessions where you can learn about and apply to the apprenticeship program call (715) 228-4911.

Learn more!

For High School Students

Interested in learning more about what an Operating Engineer does? Want to hear first hand from contractors and apprentices? Make plans to attend one of our externships held every fall and spring.

The next externship will be held on April 16th, 17th & 18th, please visit here for additional details and information! The next externship will be held in November, please visit here for additional details and information!

For Adults

Please Contact the Training Center. For more information on upcoming sessions where you can learn about and apply to the apprenticeship program call
(715) 228-4911.

Training Center

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Joseph J. Goetz Training Center offers state-of-the-art classrooms and hands-on training.

Located on 380 acres in Coloma, the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Joseph J. Goetz Training Center offers state-of-the-art classroom and hands-on training. The Training Center offers the only indoor equipment arena in the country, allowing operators a space to practice on heavy equipment year round! In 2022, apprentices and journey workers attending classes and upgrade training, at the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center, totaled over 10,000 seats!

Training Center

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Joseph J. Goetz Training Center offers state-of-the-art classrooms and hands-on training.

Located on 380 acres in Coloma, the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Joseph J. Goetz Training Center offers state-of-the-art classroom and hands-on training. The Training Center offers the only indoor equipment arena in the country, allowing operators a space to practice on heavy equipment year round! In 2022, apprentices and journey workers attending classes and upgrade training, at the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center, totaled over 10,000 seats!

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