With Veterans Day just a few days ago, Heavy Construction Academy would like to thank veterans for their service to our country.

HCA is proud to have veterans as students and graduates of our heavy equipment training program.   Many veterans who attend our program are able to do so by using benefits from the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

If you’re a post-9/11 veteran who has recently returned home and you are wondering how to start your career, consider heavy equipment training. Many veterans find that their military experience works very well in a heavy equipment career.  Many types of heavy equipment used in the military are similar to ones used in heavy construction, include bulldozers, road graders, and others.

However, even if you have had lots of experience using heavy equipment throughout your time in the military, it is still smart to attend a heavy equipment training program.  It can be difficult for an untrained heavy equipment operator to find a job, and dangerous, too.  Hiring untrained heavy equipment operators puts employers at risk.  It can result in costly lawsuits, serious injuries, and even deaths.  Many job sites are reluctant to hire workers without proper training and receiving heavy equipment operator training will help you land a job.

If you are a post-9/11 veteran, the Post-9/11 was expanded to include coverage of vocational schools, such as Heavy Construction Academy.  This can make it possible for you to attend a heavy equipment training program without a heavy financial burden.   The goal of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is to reduce veteran unemployment.   It also makes heavy equipment training an affordable option for veterans.  The Post -9/11 GI Bill covers tuition, stipends for living expenses, and more.

There are many reasons why attending a heavy equipment program equipment is a good idea.  It doesn’t take as long as going to a four-year college, so you can be done with school and working in no time.  Many construction schools, such as HCA, will also prepare you for job searching by helping you write a resume and learn important interview skills. The job outlook for heavy equipment operators is very positive, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so there is the opportunity for a long, successful career.

If you’re a veteran, consider a career as a heavy equipment operator. Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can help you get begin by getting heavy equipment operator certification. You can use important skills gained in the military to have a successful career as a heavy equipment operator.

Nowadays, having heavy equipment certification is required to land many construction jobs. Due to dangerous accidents and expensive lawsuits on construction sites, receiving proper heavy equipment training is becoming more important than it used to be.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased safety regulations on the construction industry in 2010.   The 2010 OSHA mandate requires operators of cranes with a 2000+ pound capacity to be certified by the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators).   Additionally, a survey which was conducted by NCCCO stated that lack of heavy equipment training and experience is a leading cause of accidents on construction sites.

If you are interested in embarking on a career in heavy equipment, there are a many things to consider, including picking a heavy equipment school.

A top heavy equipment school will offer both classroom lessons and in-the-seat training.  In-the-seat training is incredibly important because it gives students a chance to operate heavy equipment under the guidance of a seasoned heavy equipment operator.  In-the-seat training is the best way to learn heavy equipment safety techniques.

Being that many heavy construction employers prefer to hire certified heavy construction operators, getting your heavy equipment certification is key to finding a job.  There is always a high demand for certified heavy equipment operators, even in when the economy is tough.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook stated that in 2010 the media pay was over $18 an hour!

Look into heavy equipment certification, learn the proper safety techniques, and begin your heavy construction career!

If you’re interested in beginning a heavy equipment career, attending a top program is paramount.   By receiving proper training and heavy equipment certification, you will increase the likelihood of landing a job.  A good heavy construction school will offer classroom training and in-the-seat training to ensure that its graduates are ready to head off to a job site.  But, there are other important features that you should look for.  A top  heavy equipment school will not only train its students on how to use heavy construction equipment, but it will also offer career skills training.

Today’s economy is tough.  Some vocational schools provide the necessary skills to use on the job but nothing beyond that.  A good heavy construction school, such as Heavy Construction Academy, will go above and beyond when it comes to helping their students and graduates succeed.

A solid career services program at a heavy equipment school will help you create a resume, show you how to look for jobs, and offer interview skills.    Because the faculty at a top construction school have worked in the construction industry, they are valuable resources for their students.  They will know the ins and outs of the industry and are a wealth of information.

At Heavy Construction Academy, each student has the opportunity to work directly with the Career Services Coordinator who will help you put together a professional resume which will include the training, certification, and credentials received while at HCA.

Consider looking into Heavy Construction Academy. We offer an excellent heavy equipment training program that includes job searching skills and interview skills.

It’s officially autumn and in many parts of the country, we are only months away from getting snowfall.  Many people think that heavy equipment jobs are mostly warm weather jobs, but often snowfall brings other heavy equipment opportunities.

Winter heavy equipment jobs are usually available in transportation and sanitation departments or at ski resorts. Heavy equipment operators are needed for snow and ice removal on streets.  During blizzards and other major winter storms, municipalities need heavy equipment operators to help remove snow.

Most cities seek operators with heavy equipment training with experience on equipment such as front end loaders, bobcats, excavators, dump trucks, and more.

Because heavy equipment skills are so specialized, there is always a demand for heavy equipment operators.  When cities are slammed with a serious snowstorm, heavy equipment operators are always in need.

Consider attending a heavy equipment training program to gain the skills you need to begin your heavy equipment career.  There will always be a need for certified heavy equipment operators, so why not attend a free heavy construction training workshop and learn more?

Employers often prefer heavy equipment operator applicants who are experienced in different types of equipment when employers are looking to fill a heavy equipment operator position.

Attending a top heavy equipment training program, such as Heavy Construction Academy is a good way to become a well-rounded heavy equipment operator.  At HCA, they will teach you how to use the various types of equipment.  Upon graduation, you will be ready to operate different types of heavy construction equipment and begin work at a job site.

Common heavy construction equipment types that you will learn to operate include:

  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Front End Loaders
  • Tractors
  • Dump Trucks
  • Excavators
  • And more!

Learning how to use heavy construction equipment in a safe and effective manner is a priority at Heavy Construction Academy.  It will help prepare students to work on a job site after graduating.  Receiving heavy equipment operator certification with an understanding of how to use the various equipment types makes graduates more likely to get their dream construction job.

If you are interested in starting a career in heavy equipment and learning to operate different types of construction equipment, consider attending a free workshop at Heavy Construction Academy.

This free workshop gives potential heavy construction students the opportunity to tour the HCA campus, meet faculty and staff, experience training, and even operate heavy equipment!  Free lunch and morning refreshments are provided.

If you are interested in attending a heavy equipment operator training program consider attending Heavy Construction Academy’s free heavy equipment training workshop, “Operator 101.”

A good heavy equipment school will give prospective students the opportunity to visit the school and learn about the heavy equipment training programs.  This is very important, as students will be spending both time and money to attend heavy equipment school so before making such a big decision, get to know the school and the program.

Why attend the free heavy equipment training workshop at Heavy Construction Academy?

  • You will receive a tour of the school.  Attendees are able see the facilities available to students.
  • You will be able to meet the faculty and staff at HCA and ask any questions that you may have about the program.
  • You will have the chance to go into the training field and operate real heavy equipment such as back hoes and front end loaders.  This will be done under the supervision of a HCA instructor.
  • Enjoy free refreshments and lunch.

Beginning a training program is a big decision.   Attending a free heavy equipment training workshop can help you make your choice.

HCA’s workshops fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

If you are considering a career as a heavy equipment operator, you may not know how to begin.  Going to a top heavy equipment school is a good start.

Finding a good heavy equipment training program may seem daunting at first.  There are a few important things you should look for when selecting a top heavy equipment school.

  • Find out if the school offers free tours or workshops, such as the Operator 101 program at Heavy Construction Academy.  These free workshops give prospective students the chance to get to tour the facilities, meet the faculty, and even operate heavy equipment.
  • Learn a bit about the background of the teachers.  Make sure that the school that hires teachers who are heavy equipment experts.  The teachers should know how to use the equipment safely and properly.
  • A good heavy equipment certification program will be up-to-date on modern heavy equipment operator technology and not using outdated equipment.
  • Find out if the heavy equipment school provides both classroom training as well as in-the-seat training.   Classroom education is important, but in-the-seat training  is how you will learn how to actually operate heavy construction equipment.
  • Ask if the heavy equipment school offers career services.  Even though this doesn’t tell you much about the quality of education at a heavy equipment school, a career services department can be beneficial. Career services helps students and graduates find work by preparing them for a job search, creating a resume, and much more.

To learn more about Heavy Construction Academy in Brentwood, NH, contact them.