DCA Expands to More Wisconsin Schools

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:

  • Boscobel
  • Chequamegon
  • Chilton
  • Crandon
  • Edgerton
  • Flambeau
  • Gillette
  • Howards Grove
  • Medford
  • Montello
  • Portage
  • Poynette
  • Racine
  • Sparta
  • Stoughton
  • Tomah
  • Westby
  • Westfield

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:

  • Cranes
  • Dozers
  • Scrapers
  • Loaders
  • Motor Graders
  • Tractor Loader Backhoes
  • Excavators
  • Rollers
  • Pavers
  • Concrete Plants and Mixers
  • Compressors
  • Pumps

Anyone with questions about the program can speak with Laura Cataldo, our DCA liaison: (608) 616-2835