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Career changes can take a big investment. You have to sacrifice your time and, of course, your money. Time? It only takes three weeks to complete a heavy equipment training course. That leaves the money and there are several components to consider here. First, of course, is the cost of the training program. The second cost that must also be considered is the loss of the income while training. They both go hand in hand and should be considered together when deciding on a heavy equipment training course. The upside, as I have already mentioned, is that it’s only for three weeks.
Funding the training cost is the biggest hurdle for many prospective students. There are several options available ranging from career loans to government funded programs. If you are out of work then it could be well worth investigating some of the government funded programs available. Some of these programs include:
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
- Department of Workforce Development
- Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)
- Displaced Workers
- Displaced Farmers
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Tribal Education (BIA)
- Veteran’s Benefits (VA)
If you are not eligible for any of the government funded programs then career loans are your next option. You can apply through one of your local financial institutions, or you can fill out an application through ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools. One of the benefits of a career loan is that they can be used to pay for your training, accommodation while attending training, and your general day-to-day expenses.
Funding your way through a heavy equipment training course can be difficult. However, there are one or two points well worth considering. First, your training is only over a three week period so you don’t need to find funds to cover a long training program. The second point to consider relates to the first – since you are only at training for three weeks, this means you could potentially be in the workplace in four or five weeks, earning a living, and repaying a career loan before the ink has dried on the contract. Find the funding, a career in heavy equipment operations awaits!