We are accepting applications for Minnesota, North and South Dakota residents.

To become an apprentice fill out the online universal equipment operator apprenticeship application.

Dates and times of information & orientation meetings will be sent to individuals who have submitted the written application. Information about the testing process for pre-apprentice candidates will be presented at your informational meeting.


How do I apply for the training to become an apprentice?

  1. Go the website under the “Apprenticeship” tab and click on “Application for Apprenticeship”.  Applications are fillable online.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the applicant with information about testing dates held at the Training Center.  The Apprenticeship Program will be explained on the day of the test. Applicants must attend a testing day and pass the test to receive an eligibility letter and list of contractors.


Do I need experience to apply?

NO, Applicants do not need experience on heavy equipment or any specialized schooling to apply. You must have a High School diploma or GED.

Can I receive credit for past experience and/or schooling as an operator?

YES, This information should be disclosed on the application. Credited hours can be credited based on the type and amount of schooling. Work experience will be credited in the same manner, but also has to be approved/verified by the employer.