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What Are The Entry Requirements To Become A Heavy Equipment Operator?

Heavy equipment operators are responsible for machinery often valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. For that reason, and for the general safety of everyone including property, operators need to be trained before commencing work. Generally speaking, there are no education requirements to becoming a heavy equipment operator. You do need to be at least 18 years old and…

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Onsite Crane Operator Certification For Stimulus Package Projects

The economic stimulus package has meant that a lot of construction projects will commence at the same time. Companies bidding on projects may be hesitant due to insufficient labor, particulalry in areas such as certified crane operators. There is no reason to be. ATS are accredited to deliver crane operator training either in house or on site depending on the…

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Green Jobs In The Construction Industry Set To Bloom

The number of 'green jobs' in the construction industry is set to increase dramatically over the next few years. President Obama has promised 5 million new green construction jobs over the next ten years and backed it up with a $150 billion investment. Green jobs will involve the use of heavy equipment in a lot of situations particularly when it…

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Now The Federal Government Want Heavy Equipment Operators

Over the last couple of weeks we have outlined the expenditure that some of the states have allocated to road, bridge and rail projects and the effect this will have on demand for heavy equipment operators. The Federal government has now joined the party with $27.5 billion being allocated for federal highways and bridges. That's a lot of money and…

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Are You Ready To Start Your Heavy Equipment Training?

Enrolling in a heavy equipment training program has become so much easier these days. You can apply online from your own computer, the process only taking a couple of minutes. Of course, if you have a few doubts about careers in heavy equipment or whether or not you are suited to heavy equipment operations, you have three choices: You can:…

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