2024 Spring Externship Day

April 16, 17, 18 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Registered Apprenticeship

Earn while you learn

Registered Apprenticeship

Earn while you learn

The Apprenticeship Program

Basic Qualification

  • Minimum age 18
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED (Transcripts O.K.)
  • Must complete an entrance exam
    • Ramsay 139OE Job Skills Test ($15 fee payable at the time of test)
    • ACT (Reading 15, Math 14) c. Accuplacer (Reading 55, Math 35)
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job, which include working in a variety of weather conditions and confined areas with or without reasonable accommodation
Each apprentice must work 6000 hours (approximately four years), and is paid a percentage of journey level wages. Apprentices are required to attend 400 hours of related training at the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Site located on 380 acres near Coloma, Wisconsin in Waushara County. All apprenticeship classes are accredited through Fox Valley Technical College.

For a job description and the job outlook for an Operating Engineer – Check out the Department of Labor website. Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction. The purpose of our program is to recruit and train people who are interested in a career operating and maintaining heavy equipment in the jurisdiction of Wisconsin.

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