Wisconsin high school students interested in pursuing operating engineer pre-apprenticeship classwork can now choose from these school districts currently signed up with Destinations Career Academy for 2017-2018 school year:
- Howards Grove
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin offers the Operating Engineer Pre-apprenticeship Program. This program prepares students to enter an apprenticeship training program to become a journeyman operating engineer in the construction industry. Operating engineers work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, or surveyors. They work with a variety of construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators, forklifts, front end loaders, and backhoes.
Who is Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin partnering with?
This pathway is a cooperative effort with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 and Fox Valley Technical College.
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 is a statewide organization that serves all of Wisconsin’s heavy operating equipment needs.
Fox Valley Technical College offers services from a variety of campus locations, regional centers, and training sites. Many online learning options are also available, plus blended options that combine online learning with hands-on instruction.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?
Operating engineers are the professional operators of heavy equipment, including:
- Motor Graders
- Tractor Loader Backhoes
- Concrete Plants and Mixers
Anyone with questions about the program can speak with Laura Cataldo, our DCA liaison: (608) 616-2835