Learn to Drive Heavy Equipment at West Coast Training

by | Dec 27, 2018 | Blog, Heavy Equipment School | 0 comments

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The New Year is approaching and with it, a new start. For some, that comes in the form of New Year’s resolutions. For others, it might signal a move to a new location or a career change. Does the latter apply to you?

Are you ready to take the leap and embark on a new career path? If so, and you have an interest to learn to drive heavy equipment, keep reading as West Coast Training has everything you need to know to prepare for your new journey.

Decide if it’s Right For You

Before you start training for a position as a heavy equipment operator, the first thing you’ll want to do is decide if it’s the right career for you. The last thing we want to do at West Coast Training is to enroll you in a course that falls short of your expectations. That’s why we recommend you take our short quiz to decide whether operating heavy equipment is something you really want to do.

The quiz will only take a few minutes to complete and could help you solidify your decision. We’ll ask you about your current situation, your future career goals, and even your social style. Based on your responses, we’ll be able to determine if this career path is the right fit.

Choose a Training Center

So you’ve taken our quiz and found out that this is the right field for you? Excellent. Now that you’re committed to learning how to drive heavy equipment, it’s time for you to find the right training center.

There are a few aspects of West Coast Training that set us apart from the rest. First, you’ll receive practical hands-on experience. That means you won’t simply sit around in a classroom listening to an instructor lecture the entire time. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty by working with your own equipment.

That’s right. You won’t have to take turns when using equipment at West Coast Training. That’s because we keep our inventory of equipment fully stocked. Each student works with their own individual equipment instead of having to share with other students. That maximizes your training time with the heavy equipment you’ll be driving professionally when you get out into the field.

We truly believe this is the best way for each student to learn and acquire the requisite skills to be competitive in the workforce. In fact, more than half of your training time will take place through hands-on experience.

We’ve also been in business for almost six decades. We’ve built a solid reputation for ourselves over the years. Check out some of our graduate testimonials. And remember that regardless of whether you choose us or opt to go with another training center, you should always do your own thorough research.

Another reason to choose West Coast Training is that our relationship with you doesn’t end once your training course is over. We offer graduate employment services after you complete your training. That includes resume assistance, interview practice, and help with your job search.

Select a Specialty

Once you’ve made the decision to learn how to drive heavy equipment, you’ll want to decide what type of equipment operator you want to be. At West Coast Training, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why we have programs that are tailored according to what type of position you’re looking for.

West Coast Training offers heavy equipment operator training for those looking to operate heavy earthmoving machinery like backhoes and excavators. We also offer crane operator and rigger training if you want to learn more about operating cranes, rig loads, and signal, and we provide commercial driving courses for those looking to drive Class A trucks.

In order to decide which courses to take, begin by taking our quiz. Not only will it help you decide if operating heavy equipment is right for you, but it will also help you select the type of equipment operator you should be.

Of course, if you’re having trouble deciding or need more information, you can always give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss what type of courses we think would work well for you. We can also send you an informational packet with details about the duration of each of our programs, as well as tuition and start dates.

Prepare For Training

Now that you’ve made the decision to learn to drive heavy equipment, you’ll want to take the next steps so that you’re ready to begin your courses.

The first step is to fill out an application to attend our program. Filling out an application does not obligate you to attend our training program. It simply allows us to begin creating your student file so we can best assist you throughout the application process.

Next, we recommend you review our site and read all the provided materials. Do as much research as you can beforehand to confirm that this is the career you wish to pursue. If you find that it is and you’re in need of financial assistance, you can review available options here.

Other than that, there’s not much you need to do. We’ll provide complimentary housing so that you don’t need to secure your own apartment. You’ll be located in Woodland, Washington, just a short drive from the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains.

So are you ready to start training with us? We’d be thrilled to have you.

Not only are we excited to help you learn to drive heavy equipment, but we’re also can’t wait to help you pursue your new career path by find the position that’s just right for you. That’s why we offer ongoing support and continuing education courses.

Your journey with us won’t end once you’ve completed your training. That’s because we offer lifetime employment services. So get ready to embark on the next chapter of your life! We’re looking forward to joining you for the ride.