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Two Classes Begin In January

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

If you’ve decided that you’re ready to start heavy equipment training, now is the time to sign up. There are two new classes opening up in January.

The first class begins on January 6, 2014. The second class begins three weeks later, on January 27. Both classes are four weeks long and will take place in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Associated Training Services has been in steady operation since 1959. We’re family owned and operated and always have been. Our motto is, “Quality, Integrity, Pride.” And that’s not just a catchphrase. Those are words we live by.

We received our accreditation from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Additionally, we are recognized by several state boards of education. All of our instructors are credentialed through NCCER. We are also recognized by the Workforce Investment Act, through which some of our students receive funding for their training, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

We’re particularly proud of our relationship with the veterans department. We are proud supporters of all the various funding opportunities that veterans and active members of the military have available to them.

For more information on our veterans funding sources, visit our military benefits page.

We’re going to hit the ground running in the new year. If you like to hit the ground running too, then sign up for our next class now.

Heavy Equipment Training Through GI Bill And Veterans Assistance

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Current and former members of the military can access a range of benefits to help them undertake heavy equipment training for a new career. There are several restrictions on the type of training that can be undertaken. For example, the training organization must be approved to deliver these services.

When you served and for how long you served will also affect the level of benefits available. In some situations, you are also able to transfer benefits to a direct family member. The types of benefits available include:

  • Montgomery GI Bill – There are a number of eligibility criteria for this bill and you are better off talking to a VA vocational counselor as to your eligibility.
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill – Provides assistance for training and housing. You can transfer some of your entitlements to dependents.
  • VetSuccess Program – Rehabilitation and employment program for veterans with service-connected disabilities
  • Survivors & Dependents Assistance – Provides education or training assistance to spouses and their children following the death of their partner whilst on active service.
  • Active Duty Personnel – May be eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

ATS Heavy Equipment Training Schools are approved for the use of Veterans Educational Benefits. You will need to check with the respective government departments to see whether or not you are eligible for any assistance under these programs. You may also be eligible for state-based military education benefits so check with your state’s web site for more information.

Heavy equipment operations are a perfect opportunity for those who have been in military service. The camaraderie that operators have with each other has been likened to the military as has the need to work with precision. Former service personnel also find that continuing to work outdoors a lot more satisfying than trying to adapt to an inside job. If life as a heavy equipment operator appeals to you, and your have been involved in the military in some capacity, then you may be eligible for assistance to help you with your training.

* Associated Training Services fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.

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