Combat to Construction

The Department of Workforce Development in partnership with the Wisconsin Operating Engineers is coordinating the Combat to Construction (C2C), a 9-week program designed for veterans and active National Guard and Reserves.
Upon completion, you will experience a progressive wage scale and a career in the Operating Engineers.
Journey worker salary and benefits are over $50 an hour.

Attend an Information Session!
No Appointment Necessary!
Every Second & Fourth Tuesday from March through November
Starts Promptly at 9:00 AM
Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center
W11584 State Hwy. 21, Coloma

What Do You Need?
Valid Driver’s License
High School Diploma or Equivalent and/or Transcripts (photocopy)
$15 cash for Written Skills Test
Application and all documentation is required in order to be considered for the C2C program.

Veteran Liaison/Site Coordinator
Woody Wickersheim
W11584 State Highway 21, Coloma Wisconsin
Phone: 715-228-4911

C2C Program Contact
Contact: Darrel Cappetta, Program & Policy Analyst, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
Phone: 608-266-5373 Fax: 608-266-0766
Cell: 608-843-9740

C2C Application Process Includes an Interview!
Candidates are interviewed by a panel of Operating Engineer Training Coordinators.

All C2C candidates are subject to travel anywhere in Wisconsin to work on their contractor employer’s projects.

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