Congratulations! You’ve made the choice to move your career forward and become a heavy equipment operator! It’s a great job with great opportunities! Now you just have to figure out where to learn! So, what should you be looking for?
Comprehensive Learning: Anyone can pick up a book and read about operating pieces of machinery. What you need from your course is somewhere that will teach you from first-hand knowledge using industry standards, and then teach you how to put that knowledge into practice with hands-on training.
Modern Equipment: The world of heavy machinery changes! With new technology coming into place, you need a school that has that technology available to you to learn on. Before applying, ask to visit a school. Take a tour and see what kind of shape their equipment, and their classrooms, are in.
Reputation: A school with great training and modern equipment and technology may not be worth the time if their reputation isn’t great. Check with local trucking companies and ask them where their best drivers came from. If one school is mentioned more than the others, you know where to point yourself.
At the end of the day, a career in heavy equipment is one with great rewards, and frankly a lot of fun. Reach out to ECR to get your education started!