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Apprenticeship Opportunities

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478 Apprenticeship Training and Skill Improvement Fund is taking applications for a limited number of apprentices. The training is intended for individuals interested in becoming a Heavy Equipment Operator or Heavy Equipment Mechanic.

Applications must be completed in person. Applications will be available beginning Tuesday January 6, 2015 from 7am to 10am at 240 Cheshire Rd, Meriden Ct 06451. We will continue to accept applications the first Tuesday of every month from 7am to 10am until Dec 1, 2015.

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 or call 1-800-841-0478

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

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.

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Training and Licensing