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NCST’s heavy equipment training program lets you learn essential skills from veterans of the field. Gain experience you can apply while operating bulldozers, dump trucks, tractor-trailers, forklifts and more.
Heavy Equipment Training
If you’re looking for a heavy equipment operator school in the Ohio/Pennsylvania area, you’re in luck! The New Castle School of Trades offers high-quality heavy equipment training with expert instruction and hands-on experience.
Our dedicated faculty and staff are ready to take you from beginner to job ready through our comprehensive curriculum. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting opportunity.
Check out this video to hear a testimonial from a satisfied employer of NCST graduates:
What to Expect From Our Heavy Equipment School
A career in the heavy equipment field requires that you learn how to operate industrial-grade and commercial vehicles safely. Our program teaches the skills of:
- Forklift operators
- Backhoe operators
- Bulldozer drivers
- Excavator drivers
- Dump truck drivers
- Tractor trailer drivers
- Front-end loader drivers and more
With this training, heavy equipment professionals can work on houses, roads, bridges and commercial buildings, among many other projects within the construction industry.
NCST’s heavy equipment training school curriculum is a 33-week diploma program where you will learn basic rigging skills, proper driver safety techniques, how to maneuver a trailer and how to “read” a site plan.
Additionally, our program prepares students to pass the class A commercial driver’s license exam. Obtaining this license is a vital step to achieving the career you want.
Some things to keep in mind about entering our heavy equipment operator program include:
- Instructors of heavy equipment operator classes are skilled tradesmen with years of experience behind them, so you can be sure that you’re getting some of the best training available as you prepare yourself for your new career.
- The people who do the hiring for companies in need of heavy equipment operators also look to trade schools as hiring pools.
They believe that trade school students are capable and qualified enough to meet the needs of their companies and, with training already taken care of during their enrollment at school, they can get to work on day one.
Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries
A heavy equipment operator’s salary will depend on a number of factors, including education and experience. NCST will help you get both with hands-on training that prepares you to be an exceptional employee from your first day on the job.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for construction equipment operators should be good going forward because of the need to fill new openings as well as replace those who retire or otherwise leave.
See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more specific job outlook information.
An Accredited Heavy Equipment Training School
NCST has been offering skilled trade training for Pennsylvania and Ohio residents since 1945. Over the years, the quality of our programs and instruction has become well-known in the training sector and we see great things for us heading into the future.
As an accredited heavy equipment school, we’re dedicated to seeing our students succeed in their chosen careers. This is why we offer extensive job placement assistance services.
This program teaches important skills like resume writing and how to interview with recruiters so that you can find gainful employment after you receive your career training.
At NCST, we don’t believe that money should ever come between you and your dreams.
- We offer a number of financial aid options for qualifying students who wish to make a better life for themselves, but lack the money to do so.
- If you’re a recently discharged veteran of any branch of the United States military, then you’ll be happy to know that NCST is a military-friendly We’re dedicated to helping our servicemen and women embark on thriving careers.
Welcome to the New Castle School of Trades
We strive to offer our students experienced heavy equipment training with only the most knowledgeable instructors. If you’re ready to become a part of the team, click here to enroll.
If you’d like more information about enrolling in heavy equipment training school, or what the program entails, contact us today and one of our admission advisors will be happy to help you.
Your career in heavy equipment operations is just around the corner. Get on the road to success today!