We have all heard the horror stories of being the only woman employed by a…
Over the last twenty years there has been a steadily increasing number of women entering the field of heavy equipment operations and crane operator training is seeing the same trend. Mobile crane operations have probably been a little less fashionable than bulldozers, excavators and backhoes, but that trend is certainly seeing some changes.
There is absolutely no reason why a woman cannot operate a crane these days. There are no special strength requirement, skills or attributes that differentiates men from women when it comes to operating any form of heavy equipment. This has been true for many years although the perception has probably been different.
If you are a woman and you fancy yourself as a heavy equipment operator, one of your first steps should be to sign up for our free online training. This will give you a good indication as to whether or not you have the aptitude and real interest in the profession. If you do then your next step should be to talk to someone at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools to see where your nearest training school is and what training options are currently available.
Crane operators are always in demand. In years gone by it was a difficult field to get into if you were a woman. These days the opportunities are there and the training is available – all that is missing are the women seeking a career in crane operations.
If you’re man, never fear. There are plenty of opportunities for all. In fact, you could always form a husband and wife team, gain some experience and eventually buy your own rig – but then, instead of being operators, you would be business people. Is there anything wrong with that?