A Message from Terry McGown, OE 139 President

The Wisconsin Operating Engineers, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, are offering the Combat to Construction (“C2C”) program. The C2C program is designed to introduce Veterans, including currently serving Guard and Reserve Soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, to careers in the construction trades.

Upon successful completion of a 2 to 3-week non-paid training program at the Operating Engineers’ training facility, the Veteran may receive full-time, paid employment opportunities within the State of Wisconsin as an Operating Engineer apprentice. As an apprentice, a Veteran has access to a well-respected training program, a progressive, family-sustaining wage scale with benefits, and a career as an Operating Engineer.

Currently, the Operating Engineers have 37 apprentices who are Veterans!

Training Location: Operating Engineers Training Facility, W11584 State Road 21, Coloma, WI 54930

Course date(s): Available online at www.woetrainingcenter.org or call for current schedule 715‐228‐4911

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