Heavy Equipment Training News
West Coast Offers NEW Crane Course!
Stever Frein, Lead Crane Instructor with West Coast Training, has been working very hard over the past 3 years to develop a new 8 week construction crane course for the students training at WCT. He and his team are now prepared to launch the new course.
For decades WCT has been training Mobile Crane Operators with outstanding results in only four weeks.
Now the 8 week program is the reality that Stever and his team of crane professionals have been striving so diligently to perfect. The skyline on campus is now graced with 3 beautiful Tower Cranes! The NCCCO Rigging and Signaling classroom is fully equipped, and the curriculum is tested and ready.
As the owner of WCT, I am very pleased with the accomplishments of Stever’s team. I am very excited to announce the availability of this very comprehensive course to the public, as I am absolutely certain every graduate will benefit greatly from this eight week crane and rigging course.
As we envisioned from the very beginning, the extra 4 weeks of training brings so much more than just tower cranes to the table. As long as we have interest, we expect to continue to offer the 4 week Mobile Crane Course, after all - that is what constitutes the first four weeks of this new course.
A special thank you to the hard working maintenance department who worked tirelessly and brought all the new machines to life and fabricated everything needed to support a very interesting curriculum!
Heavy Construction Jobs on Rise
“Employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations,” according to the most recent Occupational Outlook projections of the US Department of Labor.
“The likelihood of increased spending on infrastructure to improve roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and the electric power grid, many of which are in great need of repair across the country, is expected to result in numerous jobs. In addition, population growth increases the need for construction projects such as new roads and sewer lines, which are also expected to generate some jobs.” In fact, during the next 10 years, while the economy in general will generate an increase of 11% in jobs overall, heavy construction equipment operators will increase by almost double, (19%]. “Workers with the ability to operate multiple types of equipment should have the best job opportunities,” according to the report.