After putting your career on a new path and completing the necessary training, it is imperative that you put those newfound skills to work immediately. There are a number of reasons. Obviously, you need to recoup the cost of your training, and for many people, training has meant leaving employment – and unemployment is not going to help you recoup those costs. There are other reasons that, long term, are more important.
If you think your heavy equipment operator training is going to make you an expert operator, think again. Training will give you the skills required to enter the workplace. Like most jobs, experience on the job is the final teacher, and it’s a lifelong teacher at that. By putting your new skills to work quickly, you can steadily build on them to become an expert operator.
We make job placement an essential part of your training here at Associated Training Services, and we want you to put your skills to use in the workplace as soon as possible. Training, despite the best attempts, is really an artificial environment – we give you real work skills, however, it’s not until you get into that real environment that you can develop them.
Associated Training Services has connections to a lot of different businesses around the nation. Our training is well recognized to the point that employers often come to us looking for new operators – just check our jobs website occasionally (a free part of our service to students). Contact us at Associated Training Services if you want more information on training to become a heavy equipment operator.