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One of the biggest obstacles to taking up heavy equipment training is money – or the lack thereof. It doesn’t have to be a problem as there are a range of options available to help you fund your training. There are some individuals who may qualify for ‘free’ training – these are the ones that meet certain guidelines. If you’re out of work at present, it may pay to check on what criteria is required to have the government pay for some or all of your training. Some of these grants 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 covered by a government grant, there are other options. You can either seek out private finance through one of the many financial institutions that are around, or you can fill in one of our online application forms and we may be able to help you with finance.
Heavy equipment training does cost. Not a fortune, but it is not dirt cheap either. It is a significant investment on your part in both time and money. However, the rewards you gain on completion far outweigh any of the costs. In fact, you should be able to pay back any education loans fairly soon after starting work.
The cost of your training is an investment. However, fully trained heavy equipment operators are well paid – the investment soon pays off. If you are keen to get a start in the industry, but money has been holding you back, talk to us – if you don’t ask, you will never know what financial aid could be available.