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Apprenticeship Opportunities


The IUOE Local 478 Training center will be accepting applications for the 2020 heavy equipment operator and heavy equipment mechanic apprenticeship on the following dates: 

  • June 7, 2022 from 7:00am-Noon
  • June 8, 2022 from Noon-5:00pm
  • October 4, 2022 from 7:00am-Noon
  • October 5, 2022 from Noon-5:00pm
Applications must be filled out in person at the Training Center, 153 Evansville Avenue. Meriden, CT 06451

Applicants Must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the start of the program
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be able to pass a drug screen test

The IUOE Local 478 Training Fund adheres to the Equal Employment Opportunity Principles. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For additional information visit our website at www.local478.org or call 1-800-841-0478

Training and Licensing

Local 478's Apprenticeship Training and Skill Improvement programs represent the union's commitment to lifelong learning and superior training in the operation and repair of heavy construction equipment.

We reach out to communities throughout the state looking for interested men and women to enroll in our apprentice program and learn the skills needed to become a highly skilled operator, mechanic, or support person through supervised classroom and on-the-job training. We also assist all Local 478 members who want enhanced skills and knowledge to meet and exceed the challenges that lie ahead in Connecticut's workplace and labor market.

We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce that supports the economic growth and stability of our employers, the union and our communities. Our training classes are available only to members of Local 478, and are free of charge to those who are eligible. They represent the educational benefits that can be obtained by working people through solidarity and collective bargaining.