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The future is bright for Wisconsin’s construction industry​. Construction careers will never go away – they cannot be shipped overseas or relocated to another state. In fact, we are preparing for 22% growth in the next 5 years! With average salaries above $56,000 and one of the best training programs in the country, a career as an Operating Engineer is a smart choice!

  • Looking for a career that does not chain you to a desk?
  • Excited by state-of-the-art technology that is constantly changing?
  • Enjoy working with your hands or have a mechanical aptitude?
  • Want a career that is in high demand today and in the future?
  • Want to work on exciting projects like: Miller Park, Milwaukee Zoo Interchange, Lambeau Field, etc…..

Earn While You Learn as an Operating Engineer Apprentice

  • 4 year training program
  • 6,000 hours paid on-the-job training
  • 400 hours paid related instruction
  • 250 hours unpaid related instruction
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Transition-To-Trainer Course

Become an Apprentice

View our step-by-step process.

Training Center

See our state of the art training center.

Apprentice Wage Rate

June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022

About Us

Building Wisconsin Together® is a cooperative effort by Construction Business Group®, Wisconsin’s Operating Engineers and construction contractors to positively promote educational opportunities in the construction industry and the positive impact that construction has on the State of Wisconsin. When skilled trades and respected construction contractors come together, jobs are created and a promising future becomes a reality.

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