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Kick Start Your Heavy Equipment Career with Financial Aid

Quality training costs money, there are no two ways about that, but there are are different ways of obtaining funding for career training. Here at Associated Training Services we can advise you of what you need to do to obtain financial aid and get the ball rolling on your new heavy equipment career. Many people find themselves in the unfortunate…

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Backhoes are a Smart Career Choice

There comes a time in every person's life when they decide to sit back and take stock of where they are. Before you know it you have hit middle age and have nothing to show for it except mounting debt and a few extra pounds around the waistline. Jumping headlong into a new career is not an easy thing to…

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Heavy Equipment Glossary: Backhoes

The term backhoe is generally unknown to non-construction types. It is a piece of heavy machinery that actually has its origins in the UK. In 1953, the JCB company created the backhoe and while technology has changed a little since then, they still look remarkably similar. A backhoe is simply a digging bucket attached to an articulated arm. It can…

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Making Use of Your Training with Job Placement

It may surprise you that we approach job placement a little differently to other schools at Associated Training Services. Not only do we offer job placement, we actively encourage our graduates to get started in the workforce as soon as they graduate. The reason why job placement is so important to us is that we are passing on a somewhat…

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Truck Driving as a Career, You Better Believe It!

A lot of people come to a stage in their life when they think that finding meaningful employment in a promising career is just not possible. Such thinking is self defeatist. The fact is there are plenty of different careers that people can enter at any time. It just requires a positive attitude and an open mind. If you have…

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Heavy Equipment Safety is No Joke

As a heavy equipment operator, you have greater responsibilities in regard to safety than your co-workers. It can be very disheartening to see people failing to take proper safety precautions around your heavy equipment. Is it your responsibility to report them for heavy equipment safety infractions? No, but it is worthy of a warning. The fact is on work sites,…

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