Heavy equipment is a little like driving a car. Once you gain the skills, even a year or two away from the wheel wont see your skills wasted. The moment you hop behind the controls the skills will all come flooding back.
Of course, over time the heavy equipment will change and with it the controls and internal layout. However, the basic operation remains the same. These skills are acquired fairly quickly through an accredited training provider. Your time investment is generally less than three months, the skills acquired will last a lifetime.
One trend that comes in waves involves school leavers. They gain the knowledge to operate heavy equipment and use those skills to gain employment. They use that employment to then help them fund their way through college, often in associated industries such as engineering.
College graduates then come into the industry through the heavy equipment sector and start the ladder climb within the business. The heavy equipment skills will always be there to fall back on should the need ever arise.
ATS Heavy Equipment Training Schools can provide that accredited training and get you started into a new career. Remember, less than ten weeks provides you with a lifetime of skills.